Photographed in a stunning chateau in a state of decline, which was set in a quiet neighbourhood in France. This Louis XV style châteauwas built in the mid 19th century. It was then bought later that century by a rich owner who wanted to convert it into his summer residence. It was also suggested that it hosted a boarding school for girls It had beautiful flooring, stained glassed windows, intricate details on panels, and this artwork showcases it’s beautiful staircase. The garden was…
Inside Francis Hammond's "Versailles: A Private Invitation"
This gilded-walnut chair was delivered in 1769 for a lady-in-waiting to the Comtesse du Barry, Louis XV’s mistress. Learn more about 18th Century France at http://leahmariebrownhistoricals.blogspot.com
Commode, Matthieu Criaerd, working under Thomas-Joachin Hébert, 1742. Collection of Louvre Museum. A more colorful, feminine commode stood in the Château de Choisy bedroom of Madame de Mailly, Louis XV’s mistress.
The entrance hall of the former apartment of Mme Adélaïde de France, fourth daughter of King Louis XV, taken in 1985,
Cryptic crosswords for beginners: decapitation
Crosswords of August 2013. Completed 21 of the 26 with 4 of Paul, 3 of Rufus, 2 of Brummie, Gordius and Pasquale with one of Arachne, Brendan, Logodaedalus, Maskerade (a new setter), Orlando, Picaroon, Puck and Tramp. Picture is relevant to decapitation (a clue type for cryptic crosswords. Execution of Louis XV.
Bed à la Polonaise, Louis XV, carved, cream painted and gilt wood, wild silk and pink trimmings, France, Château de Digoine, Christie's sale Jean Louis Remilleux collection September 2015
Maria Leschynska was the daughter of King Stanislaw I of Poland (not a king for very long) who married Louis XV of France. Sitting for the photographer is Lady Georgiana Curzon, (nee Spencer-Churchill) daughter of the 7th Duke of Marlborough (John Winston Spencer Churchill) and hence younger sister of Lady Tweedmouth and some kind of relation to the Duchess in the first picture. You can work it out. I’m going to follow Lady Georgiana’s example and lie down.