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The salon de l'Abondance - The antechamber of the royal collections

REF GB197068 EAN 9782711870684

 The salon de l'Abondance - The antechamber of the royal collections

The salon de l'Abondance - The antechamber of the royal collections

The Salon de l'Abondance, the smallest of the salons in the Grand Apartments, served as an antechamber to Louis XIV's Cabinet of Rarities. Its trompe-l'oeil painted ceiling celebrates the magnificence and magnanimity of the sovereign, and alongside a number of allegorical figures it features more than fifty of the royal collections' most precious objects. Restored between 2012 and 2013, the salon has rediscovered its former glory. Its decor, gilded stuccos, sculptures and furnishings bear witness to the splendour of life at court. This book traces the salon's history and pays tribute to the expertise of all those involved in its restoration.

Number of pages: 128

Dimensions: 22 × 24 × 1.1 cm

Number of illustrations: 86

Book format: Paperback with flap

Publication: January 2018

Broadcaster
FLAMMARION SA

Distributor
FLAMMARION SA

Museum
Versailles - Musée des châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon
Themes
Architecture, History, Versailles
Art movement
17th century
Languages
Bilingual: English-French
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