Friday, 5 April 2013

Petit Trianon: Main Staircase

The main staircase is the very first room you enter when you use the main entrance of the Petit Trianon. It is also the largest room in the mansion.
The walls and floor is covered in white and green marble - green also happens to be the most frequently used colour at the Petit Trianon. When this room was designed, the antiquity was back in fashion which is evident in the design of the walls chosen by Honoré Guibert: the walls are bare and nicely "polished" - obviously lacking the luxurious tapestries of Versailles. This inspiration of the antiquity has also inspired the decoration of the window-piers of the first floor - the head of Medusa is looking out on the visitors.
The most luxurious in this room is the iron and golden banister. The banister is a piece of art in itself by Francois Brochois. However, not everything is as it was when it was originally built. The initials of Louis XV has been replaced by the "MA"'s of Marie Antoinette.

VersaillesDailyPhoto: Petit Trianon staircase, Versailles

The staircase inside of the Petit Trianon.

Inside the Petit Trianon

View from one of the little round windows

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