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Viscount Rushcliffe
@viscount-rushcliffe
16 Jun 2021 06:05:13PM
143 posts

Versailles Opens Its First-Ever Hotel


Art & Architecture


Versailles is much more than the gilded palace that was home to Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. This opulent royal residence is a dream home, and now you can now borrow the keys for a night or two. The newly opened hotel Airelles Château de Versailles, Le Grand Contrôle features 14 regal rooms on the grounds of the Versailles, which is just an hour’s drive from Paris.

The hotel is in Le Grand Contrôle, a building built in 1681 that hosted guests—from diplomats to ambassadors and artists—during the Age of Enlightenment. These guest houses have been fully renovated to their 18th-century splendor and are featured alongside a pool, restaurant, and spa.

To read more, please visit Architecture Disgest .

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Isn't it cool!?

Viscount Rushcliffe
@viscount-rushcliffe
14 Apr 2021 04:34:47AM
143 posts

18th Century Food - Hot Chocolate!!!


Historical Research

Nice! To add to this, there is a great documentary following the period from Louis XIV to Louis XVI.

Viscount Rushcliffe
@viscount-rushcliffe
14 Apr 2021 04:33:07AM
143 posts

Looking Your Best in the 18th Century: Clothing & Hairstyles


Historical Research

Thanks for the link! We all know how to throw on clothes, but it's nice to see the process of getting dressed to get that final look.

Viscount Rushcliffe
@viscount-rushcliffe
15 Feb 2021 04:30:03PM
143 posts

The British Galleries at the Met Museum.


Bloggers' Corner


The re-opening of The Met's British Galleries is one of the highlights of the Museum's 150th  anniversary—11,000 square feet devoted to British decorative arts, design, and sculpture created between 1500 and 1900. The reimagined suite of ten galleries provide a fresh perspective on the period, focusing on its bold, entrepreneurial spirit and complex history.

The British Galleries exhibit almost seven hundred works of art, including a large number of new acquisitions, particularly objects made in the nineteenth century that were purchased with this project in mind. A prominent new entrance provides direct access from The Met's medieval galleries, creating a seamless transition from the Middle Ages into the Tudor Renaissance.

A seventeenth-century staircase with exquisite naturalistic carvings—brought to The Met in the 1930s from Cassiobury House, a now-lost manor house—has been meticulously conserved and re-erected like an enormous jigsaw puzzle. Three magnificent historic interiors from Kirtlington Park, Croome Court, and Lansdowne House have been transformed by painstaking restoration and new lighting, and remain at the heart of the galleries. The visual exuberance of the eighteenth century is explored through one hundred English teapots displayed in two twelve-foot-tall semi-circular cases, as well as a huge "retail case" containing an array of enameled candlesticks, silver toys, nécessaires , and gold boxes.

To read more and hear the audio guide available online , please visit: https://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2020/british-galleries


updated by @viscount-rushcliffe: 15 Feb 2021 04:30:51PM
Viscount Rushcliffe
@viscount-rushcliffe
09 Dec 2019 11:56:42AM
143 posts

Science & Splendor at the Courts of Europe | Met Exhibitions


Bloggers' Corner


Exhibition Overview

Between 1550 and 1750, nearly every royal family in Europe assembled vast collections of valuable and entertaining objects. Such lavish public spending and display of precious metals was considered an expression of power. Many princes also believed that the possession of artistic and technological innovations conveyed status, and these objects were often prominently showcased in elaborate court entertainments, which were characteristic of the period.

Making Marvels explores the complex ways in which the wondrous items collected by early modern European princes, and the contexts in which they were displayed, expressed these rulers' ability to govern. Approximately 170 objects—including clocks, automata, furniture, musical instruments, jewelry, paintings, sculptures, print media, and more—from both The Met collection and over fifty lenders worldwide are featured. Visitors will discover marvelous innovations that engaged and delighted the senses of the past, much like twenty-first-century technology holds our attention today—through suspense, surprise, and dramatic transformations.

Accompanied by a catalogue and picture album published by The Met.

https://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2019/making-marvels-science-splendor

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Viscount Rushcliffe
@viscount-rushcliffe
18 Nov 2019 06:41:46AM
143 posts

What Are You Reading? v3


Book Lovers

Hey All,

On these cool autumn days, I happened to come across this book about imperial Russia. 

The Court of the Last Tsar: Pomp, Power and Pageantry in the Reign of Nicholas II, by Greg King

The details in this book is extremely fascinating, such as little descriptions of all the key people and events of the time. It covers some of the most lavish events of the late imperial period, details from how the room was decorated, to the weight of the earings of the last empress. Fun fact, the bridal couture of the last empress was so heavy that she was literally stuck in a room until one of the Grand Dukes found her standing there and sent for maids of honors to help her with her dress. 

Viscount Rushcliffe
@viscount-rushcliffe
02 Aug 2019 10:25:18AM
143 posts

Chatsworth’s journey to New York City!


Art & Architecture


If you're in New York City this summer, you might want to check this out! 

For years Sotheby's has marveled at Chatsworth's impeccable grounds and art-filled interiors, which are currently being showcased in our summer exhibition, Treasures from Chatworth, much as they are in the home itself . But for those looking to incorporate Chatsworth into their own homes, Sotheby's also presents a selling exhibition titled Inspired by Chatsworth. Our specialists have masterfully assembled more than 80 works – available for immediate private sale purchase – that pay homage to Chatsworth's collection, many of the pieces featuring the same artists and subjects as those installed in the UK estate itself. Ahead, discover some of the selling exhibition's highlights, as well as the rooms at Chatsworth where their corresponding sources of inspiration reside. -Stephanie Sporn

June to September 2019. https://www.sothebys.com/en/slideshows/art-and-decorative-objects-inspired-by-chatsworths-magnificent-collection?locale=en

For more info and accounts from the Duke of Devonshire, visit: https://www.sothebys.com/en/articles/treasures-from-chatworth-exhibition-by-david-korins-at-sothebys-new-york

Viscount Rushcliffe
@viscount-rushcliffe
09 May 2019 07:27:06AM
143 posts

The Boudoir REDUX


Buildings & Other Structures

I was also fond of this building. I lived in it wayyyyyyyyy back in the day (hides his ancient status). It looks lovely.

Viscount Rushcliffe
@viscount-rushcliffe
02 Apr 2019 09:11:20AM
143 posts

Best currency hud?


General Discussion

Hey Everyone,

I'm also very interested in this topic. Currently, I'm looking into working with the Banco Rezzonico, as I feel this could add an additional layer of roleplay in Georgian London. I spoke with the founder, Nazeem Resident, and he's quite content with including some aspects of G&S system and generation some accurate economy over there. 

I'm not familiar with the Unity system, so please advise. 

Viscount Rushcliffe
@viscount-rushcliffe
04 Apr 2017 05:51:55PM
143 posts

Jewelry Auction!


Apparel

Thanks Tat! I finally figured out how to use the site! Woot! Also the crossed out ones, are already sold.

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