vERSAILLES

By: Isabella Covell

This is the bedroom of Louis XIV's at the Palace of Versailles at the end of the 19th century.The chamber’s lavish decor of gold and silver decor on a crimson ground form a backdrop to paintings chosen by Louis XIV. The three glazed doors into the Hall of Mirrors at the back were blocked off so as to form a compartment for the bed.
This is the Colonnade Grove from the early 20th century. There are 32 marble columns with a statue in the center. The walkways are decorated with low carvings depicting children. The arch stones are decorated with heads of nymphs and naiads.
This is General de Gaulle’s office at the Grand Trianon. General de Gaulle decided to start a large program to renovate the palace in terms of its historical furnishings. He wanted to transform it into a presidential residence for the needs of the French 5th Republic.
This a picture of the reception honoring J. F. Kennedy, the President of the United States in 1961. The table is set in the Hall of Mirrors. There are three hundred and fifty-seven mirrors that decorate the seventeen arches opposite the windows.
This is a picture of the Abundance Salon. This salon is the only one in the Grand Apartment to have been painted in one piece, directly onto the plastered surface. The central artwork of its ceiling represent the three deities – Magnanimity, Magnificence and the Genius of Art.
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