Versailles. Furniture of the Royal Palace

Publisher Faton - Hardcover - 420 pages - Text in English - Published in 2002

Louis XIV moved to Versailles in 1672. Some ten years later work on enlarging the palace and building the Hall of Mirrors had been completed.

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Model 9782878440584
Publisher Faton
Format Hardcover
Number of pages 420
Language English
Dimensions 300 x 230
Technique(s) Around 700 photos
Published 2002
Weight 9.4 pounds

The Treaty of Nijmegen had confirmed the pre-eminence of France on the continent of Europe. In the palace, designed to match the King's aspirations, the decorative arts contributed to the creation of a world of splendour and perfection which was to set the fashion both in France and abroad.

Summary :
Part one - Furniture made by cabinet-makers : cabinets, medal cabinets, wardrobes, secretaires, chests of drawers, corner-cupboards, writing-tables, game-tables.
Part two - Furniture made by joiners : console-tables, beds, sofas, bergères, armchairs, chairs, fire-screens, bench, music-stand


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