In the Bedroom of a Princess

P1014740 (FILEminimizer)The princesses’ apartments are finally ready! Millions were waiting! Tourists from all over the world are crowding in. There is the Polish bed in the Transitional Style of 1770’s. See how it goes with its side against the wall. The typical French Style bed does it with its head! An elegant compromise between the Rococo style of Louis XV and the Neo-Classical Style of Louis XVI gives us a marriage of the French and the Polish style beds, resulting in a smaller piece of furniture that you should find too small for your taste; don’t forget that the Versailles beauties reclined on pillows — those hairdos took time and money to construct.

The Transitional Style was inaugurated by Madame Du Barry, the last mistress of Louis XV. Yet the room belonged to a Louis XV’s daughter. Wonderful! But what are those Imperial Style stools are doing in this room? These are not XVIII century duchesses’ stools! Simply outrageous! Who is responsible for this? I realize that they match the flower upholstery, but is this the reason enough to put them here? How dare they! What impudence! Napoleon would let his officers sit on those! P1014742 (FILEminimizer)


About versaillesgossip, before and after Francis Ponge

The author of the blogs Versailles Gossip and Before and After Francis Ponge, Vadim Bystritski lives and teaches in Brest France. The the three main themes of his literary endeavours are humor, the French Prose Poetry, the French XVII and XVIII Century Art and History. His writings and occasionally art has been published in a number of ezines (Eratio, Out of Nothing, Scars TV, etc). He also contributes to Pinterest where he comments on the artifiacts from the Louvre and other collections. Some of his shorter texts are in Spanish, Russian and French.
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