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Dangerous Liaisons: Fashion Furniture in the Eighteenth Century
During the reigns of Louis XV (1723-74) and Louis XVI (1774-92), fashion and furniture were not simply meant to be beautiful but were also intended to arouse, attract, and seduce. Published in response to the critically acclaimed and hugely popular exhibition held at Metropolitan Museum in the fall of 2004, Dangerous Liaisons focuses on fashion and its interplay with the paintings, furniture, and decorative arts of eighteenth-century France. Featuring beautiful color photographs of the exhibition’s installation, details of the garments, and supplementary historical material, the book demonstrates how the extravagant clothing of the period reiterated the splendor of Rococo and Neoclassical interiors.
French Furniture : From Louis XIII to Art Deco
For those who simply want a better understanding of French furniture. French Furniture is a compact and informative guide to French furniture and decoration from the 16th to the 20thcentury. Numerous illustrations and concise definitions make this book indispensable for designers and collectors.
The Private Realm of Marie Antoinette
Marie Antoinette, whose marriage at fifteen made her queen of France before she was twenty, died under the blade of the guillotine in 1793. She has been romanticized as the martyred queen, admired as the personification of eighteenth-century French royal style, and vilified as the Austrian whose frivolous extravagance and foreign sympathies fired the French Revolution. Represented in this book are her private apartments at Versailles, the Petit Trianon her little stone treasure, the Hamlet she created so that she could pretend to be a simple county girl, the opulent boudoir at the chateau de Fontainbleau, and the simple yet elegant laiterie at Rambouillet.
.Tracing the transformation of Louis XIII's modest hunting lodge into the spectacular showplace of the French monarchy, photographs of the architecture, interiors, and gardens include the most recent research on the architecturally innovative and influential palace.gardens of Malmaison, St. Cloud, Tuileries, Fontainebleau, and Compiegne. There are plenty of full-page room photos and close-up shots.
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Decorative Stencil Marie-Antoinette
Ceiling Medallion - Classic French Decor
Create the illusion of grand
with wall and floor stencils and
18-century French Decor Series Reusable stencils!
Marie-Antoinette Stencil Medallion features classic elegance combined with an amazing level of detail. Pearl beads, acanthus leaves and flowers add a feminine touch to this classic stencil design.
Paint a sky scene in the center opening, or simply leave it as is.
Give your bedroom the royal treatment
Marie Antoinette was well known for decorating with light pastel colors throughout her homes.
So keep it light and ornate
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Versailles Grand Panel Stencil
The Versailles Grand Panel Stencil features classic elegance combined with an amazing level of detail. Curved elegant lines, acanthus leaves and various florals highlight this classic stencil design.
The Cartouche can be decorated using cartouche stencils. Cameo Ladies and Antique Vases as cartouche options. Also you can get creative and paint a sky background, landscape, a bird or even a portrait inside a cartouche.
Versailles Side Panel
The Versailles Side Panel Stencil features classic elegance combined with an amazing level of detail.
Curved elegant lines, acanthus leaves and various florals highlight this classic stencil design.
Use it on it's own or combine with our Versailles Grand Panel.
Take a peek at this movie for some regal Aristocratic French style decorating ideas to help create your own pomp and posh palatial luxury that feels like Versailles - without breaking the budget
Never has a queen been so passionately admired and adulated, then hunted, vilified, and defamed.
Maria Antonia Josepha Johanna von habsburg-lothringen (1755-1793), better known as Marie Antoinette the wife of Louis XVI, was the last Queen of France and Navarre, From1774 to 1792. She appeared before the revolutionary court and was sentenced to Death for treason. She was executed in what is today the place de La Concorde on October 16, 1793.
An effect of luxury is important to these styles and can be created with the use of pattern and color rather than just expensive materials.
Combine strong fabrics and accessories, leaving wall colors more subdued, terracotta offset by cream or pale shades of blue or gray, white and gold rooms flatter the charming, rather whimsical furniture of the Rococo style.
Rich fabrics such as velvets, heavy silks, damasks. Woven designs of flowers, pastoral subjects and animals will blend well. Also embroideries and tapestries.
Gilded and painted furniture. Window treatments should be elaborate with swags, drapes and valances. Ornate mirrors, hang portraits in elaborate gilt frames. Accents with roses in formal arrangements.
Music choices for these romantic styles .... Faure's Pavanne for Orchestra, Debussy's Clair de Lune, Chopin's Ballades, Preludes and Nocturnes and Johann Strauss II's Viennese Waltzes
The age of Elegance - Baroque - Rococo - Georgian - Victorian
French Provincial Furniture
Guide to French provincial furniture that no serious buyer or enthusiast can afford to be without.It presents the key types of country antique furniture in fourteen separate regions of France, explains the differences in their construction and decoration which will enable you to identify them, and describes the twenty-one different woods used to make these provincial pieces. Separate chapters convey the techniques used by the traditional cabinetmakers who created these sought-after antiques and portray the delightful country interiors for which they were originally made. A helpful glossary of relevant French words and phrases is also includeds. This is a new and welcome guide to the charming and distinctive provincial furniture of France.
Marie-Antoinette and the Last Garden at Versailles
Marie-Antoinette has been idolized as the height of eighteenth-century French style and vilified as the spark that ignited the French Revolution. This book departs from such traditional interpretations of the infamous queen’s reign and chooses to reflect on the humanistic aspects of her private realm. To escape the formalities and royal obligations of Louis XVI’s court, Marie-Antoinette created a private realm of pleasure for herself at the Petit Trianon and Hameau, where she planted the first Anglo-Chinese garden; created a trysting grotto; a working farm; and revolutionized architecture and gardening trends for the century to come. Marie-Antoinette’s entire private domain and its story are told in beautiful photographic detail by François Halard for the first time since its recent restoration and accompanied by well-researched texts by garden expert Christian Duvernois.