Continuing along with more photos of our trip to Paris, I am showing below some of the furniture at the Grand Trianon on the Versailles estate property. This is where the king and queens went [across the property several hundred yards, maybe] to get away from the goings on at the palace. I am only showing furnishings in this post as the gardens were not planted yet so no flowers in bloom to speak of for vast colorful sweeping views.
I thought the chairs in the first photo above were totally unusual with the pierced seats and backs. I've never seen anything like them. Very intricate carving. They also had small benches in the same design. I like the ormolu trim on the table's rim but not the urn and pheonixes on the stretcher. There was a time in my past that I would have liked the savonnerie rug, but not now -- just too much color and too much pattern. This estate is a good place for it to be together with those rose damask chairs.
This is one very large sitting room. You could probably entertain 100 guests here for cocktails. Notice the lavender paint trim on the chairs. Very unusual don't you think paired with the turquoise damask?
Nice console table but I probably would get tired of the swags. Some more unusual chairs. They said that during the revolution most of the furnishings were looted and they have slowly gotten some of them back by donation or acquisition. Some pieces were brought here from other palaces that they owned in the kingdom.
I enjoy looking at the interiors even though much of it is not my taste. What I did love, though, were the doors, interior shutters and door hardware -- oh! much to love there. Look for a later post of those objects.
I did also want to mention that it was difficult to get great photos inside the palaces because of the light. It was either too dark with the drapes pulled, or too bright with so much light flooding in.