Sunday, 16 November 2014

The Dairy

There used to be a preparation Dairy and a refreshment Dairy but the former was destroyed during Napoleon's reign; it was here that the products were churned and skimmed.
Marie Antoinette would go to the refreshment Dairy to taste the products from the farm's cow, mainly cheese and milk. The main furniture were marble tables inlaid with china. Overall, the entire décor is typical of the simplicity of the Petit Trianon: no golden finery, no chubby cherubs and no crystal chandeliers. It would also have been a plus to the hygiene that it was easy to clean.

The plain interior

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