5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Savonnerie & aubusson rugs
- Louis XIV Bureau Mazarin
- Entrance Facade Vaux-le-Vicomte
- a The central support of a medieval doorway.
- b a 17th century desk form named more or less in memory of Cardinal Mazarin, regent of France from 1642 to 1661. It is the earliest predecessor of the pedestal desk and differs from it by having only two tiers of drawers or three tiers of rather small drawers under the desktop surface, followed by eight legs supporting the whole. Also, the bureau Mazarin has cross braces between the legs, forming two Xs or two Hs on each side.
- c : golden or gilded brass or bronze used for decorative purposes (as in mounts for furniture)
- d he Savonnerie carpets from their creation were woven by the royal manufacturer for Louis XIV to Louis XVI. Only the king was able to own or rarely sell a Savonnerie carpet, leading to the development of the Aubusson. These flat woven carpets emulated the designs of the Savonnerie carpets. This lead to its vast popularity with the wealthy European community. Aubusson rugs graced the floors throughout all of Europe in the 17th and the 18th century.
Architect- Louis le Vau, Landscape Architect- Andre le Notre. Built for Nicholas Fouquet.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- inlayed wood flooring, usually set in simple geometric patterns.
- Flower gardens arranged in formal, often symmetrical, patterns with separating paths
5 True/False Questions
Portieres → a heavy curtain hung across a doorway
En Suite → A series of rooms that adjoin each other
FB Louis XIV inlaid table →
Appartement → Flower gardens arranged in formal, often symmetrical, patterns with separating paths
diaper pattern → an allover pattern with motifs placed in a repeated design, esp. on a rectangular or diagonal grid.