Friday, 5 April 2013

Petit Trianon: King's Bedchamber

The bedchamber was created for Louis XV in 1772 who would use it whenever he wanted to escape the strict etiquette of the court ceremonies he hated. However, Louis XVI never slept at the Petit Trianon - unlike his wife Marie Antoinette - and the rooms were probably occupied by Madame Élisabeth who was the sister of Louis XVI.
The walls and panels are decorated with a dark pink wall-paper with white patterns on it. The current chimney in the King's bedchamber has been transferred from Marie Antoinette's private apartments at Versailles. It was moved to the Petit Trianon in 1836. The bed is in the style of "la Polonaise" and matches the surrounding walls.

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