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Place des Vosges-

place des Vosges

Hotel Matignon, Paris

Hotel Matignon, Paris

Hotel de sully Courtyard, Paris

Vaux-le-Vicomte. Architect- Loius Le VAU, Charles Le Brun - painter, Landscape Architect- Andre le Notre. Build for Nicholas Fouquet.

Entrance Facade Vaux-le-Vicomte

Architect- Louis le Vau, Landscape Architect- Andre le Notre. Built for Nicholas Fouquet.

Vaux-le-Vicomte chamber de roi

Charles le brun - Painter

Louvre- East Front -Architect Claude Perrault

Palais de Versailles- Aerial View; Architect - Louis Le Vau, Painter -Charles le Brun, Landscape Architect- Andre Le Notre

Louis XIV Bedroom - Versailles

Galerie des Glaces (Hall of Mirrors) - Versailles. Architect Jules Hardouin Mansart- 3rd Building

Bull's eye Room in Versailles

Salon de musique, Hotel Lauzun-

FB Louis XIV side chair

FB Louis XIV fauteuil

FB Louis XIV inlaid table

FB Louis XIV table @ Versailles

FB Louis XIV Bureau Mazarin

FB Louis XIV Writing desk

FB- LouisXIV Tall Cupboard- Armoires

FB_ Louis XIV cabinet on stand

FB Louis XIV Commodes

FB cabinet on stand


a type of wall decoration used in 17th century French domestic architecture consists of vertical bands of rusticated masonry which divides the facades into panels or bays


Residental urban community


French term for Private residents for French Aristocracy.


the decorated front wall or bay of a building. An ornamental porch or chief pediment.


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.

En Suite

A series of rooms that adjoin each other

Cour d'honneur

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.


Three evenings a week where Louis XIV was "at home" to his court. Characterized by a formal informality.


a room used primarily for exhibition of art objects; a drawing room.


a type of wall decoration used in 17th century French domestic architecture consists of vertical bands of rusticated masonry which divides the facades into panels or bays


a gabled extension built out from a sloping roof to accommodate a vertical window


Flower gardens arranged in formal, often symmetrical, patterns with separating paths

Parquet de Versailles

inlayed wood flooring, usually set in simple geometric patterns.


A rhomb or, more rarely a rhomboid usually one of a series. Diamond shaped form.


The central support of a medieval doorway.


wood paneling on interior walls usually floor to ceiling, as a rule inriched by carving, gilding, painting, or , rarely inlaying.

diaper pattern

an allover pattern with motifs placed in a repeated design, esp. on a rectangular or diagonal grid.

Cove ceiling

a ceiling having a cove at it's intersection with the wall.


an upholstered armchair


: golden or gilded brass or bronze used for decorative purposes (as in mounts for furniture)

Boulle marquetry

A technique developed by Andre-Charles Boulle (1642-1732) of inlaying brass with tortoiseshell and, sometimes, pewter, fashionable and highly prized in France throughout the 18th century


Andre charles boulle , low, elaborate chest of drawers; a moveable stand or cupboard containing a washbowl; a chair enclosing a chamber pot

Andre Charles Boulle

the French cabinetmaker who is generally considered to be the preeminent artist in the field of marquetry. His fame in marquetry led to his name being given to a fashion of inlaying known as Boulle (or, in 19th-century Britain, Buhl work)

Saltire stretcher

Stretchers in X-form of Italian origin, sometimes scrolled or in serpentine form with a finial in the center

pierced stretcher

a carved stretcher that one is able to see threw

Louis XIV Canape

French Sofa or Fauteuil expanded to 3 seats



Louis XIV Bureau Mazarin

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.

Savonnerie & aubusson rugs

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.


a heavy curtain hung across a doorway

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