Oh my... so French. :-) You really would love it here. :-)
I'm sure I would! You're so lucky! :)
That moulding sure is fantastic. I wonder if anyone ever set out to make copies of it? I wouldn't mind decorating my house like this (once I get down to it and start building...)
Respectfully, it is Mme. de Pompadour's Petit Trianon. She, with her brother the Marquis de Marigny, planned the Petit Trianon & the Place de la Concorde. Before her influence, Rococo was looked down upon & considered frivolous. Marie Antoinette clearly has fine taste, but she had an extraordinary legacy from which to draw.
Angelia, thanks for the info...verrrrrrry interesting!
A pleasure. Probably pretty obvious I'm an admirer of the Marquis, but they're both such incredibly interesting women!