Thursday, 13 June 2013

Petit Trianon: Bedroom of Marie-Louise

The beautiful blue chairs - lined with blue silk - were commissioned by Empress Marie-Louise and created by Marcion. The "golden" edging of these chairs creates a nice contrast to the blue; the chimney is made of campan marble. Empress Marie-Louise was a part of the restored royal family and the sparse remodelling of this room was a "present" from her husband Louis Philippe in 1837. However, the change in style from when Marie Antoinette lived here is obvious: the rather bright blue is too strong for what would have been used in the 18th century and there is a clear "lack" of decorative ornaments to the furniture.

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