a-l-ancien-regime:

Villa Ephrussi

Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

a-l-ancien-regime:

18th century  Palazzo Brandolini, Grand Canal, Venice, İtaly , renovated by Tony Duquette

lesfeuilles:

Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire, England

Great! 

(Source: wanderlusteurope)

a-l-ancien-regime:

The bedroom in the apartment of the Marquise de Pompadour inside the Versailles palace

This apartment is located in the attic above the State Apartment of the King, above the Mercury and Apollo salons. It was occupied, from 1745 to 1750, by Madame de Pompadour.

The beautiful woodwork is painted in white and green “Martin’s varnish”. The furniture that can be seen there today dates back to the 18th century.

Nearby, Madame de Pompadour had a “flying chair” installed, a genuine little lift which could be manoeuvred by means of a wheel and a counterweight.

In 1750, the relations between Louis XV and the Marquise changed: having ceased to be his mistress, she nevertheless remained his friend and confidante. It was then that she left this apartment to settle on the ground floor of the palace, where before long the King’s youngest daughters became her neighbors.