The Queen’s Hamlet.
Marie-Antoinette, seeking to flee the Court of Versailles, ordered the construction of her hamlet in 1783. There, she regularly found the charms of country life, surrounded by her lady’s companions. It became a veritable farm, directed by a farmer, whose products supplied the kitchens of the Palace. Under the First Empire, the Hamlet was refurnished with refinement for Empress Marie-Louise.
LES LIAISONS DE MARIE ANTOINETTE :
APPARTEMENT DE MADAME DU BARRY
Dining room of Madame Du Barry
Reference : Trizek for Wikipedia
Holkham Hall, Marble Hall interior © the Holkham Estate
Amour et Psyché, François-Nicolas Delaistre (1746-1832), musée du Louvre
Alexandre Dumas’ house, Château de Monte-Cristo, in Port-Marly, Yvelines, France.