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- Louis XIV Bureau Mazarin
- Vaux-le-Vicomte. Architect- Loius Le VAU, Charles Le Brun - painter, Landscape Architect- Andre le Notre. Build for Nicholas Fouquet.
- Hotel Matignon, Paris
- b an upholstered armchair
- c a Detached or semi detached structure used for entertainment. On a facade a prominent portion usually central or terminal, identified by projection, height, and special roof forms.
- e 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.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- wood paneling on interior walls usually floor to ceiling, as a rule inriched by carving, gilding, painting, or , rarely inlaying.
- Open forecourt, sometimes literally translated as "Court of Honour", is the architectural term for defining a three-sided courtyard, created when the main central block, or corps de logis, is flanked by symmetrical advancing secondary wings, containing minor rooms.
5 True/False Questions
Frontispiece → A series of rooms that adjoin each other
Appartement → Three evenings a week where Louis XIV was "at home" to his court. Characterized by a formal informality.
Parterres → a heavy curtain hung across a doorway
Salon de musique, Hotel Lauzun- → Stretchers in X-form of Italian origin, sometimes scrolled or in serpentine form with a finial in the center
commode → : golden or gilded brass or bronze used for decorative purposes (as in mounts for furniture)