Fantastic !Love this post!Dean
Thanks Dean! it's all about the details...
Phenomenal! Love the parrots.
All so charming. While I don't deeply love the Rococo - my real love is the Neoclassical, design history's "next big thing" - I'm so grateful that Sanssouci and the whole ensemble at Potsdam - which includes plenty of exquisite examples of the Neoclassical, certainly - has (unexpectedly, improbably) survived so well. : )
I also rarely enjoy Rococo and find the parrots and flower trails on the walls were way over the top. Ditto the marquetry work on the small cabinet. But free standing objects that could be moved around...gave specific spaces for decoration and were much more effective. The porcelain pots and chairs are gorgeous.
Stefan I can never get enough of such glorious details!Have a great weekend!xoxoKarenaThe Arts by KarenaEurope: Simply Irresistible
You always show the most interesting places Stefan.This one is opulence on steroids! I'd expect one of the parrots to fly off the wall ... Whimsical, yes! Ornate design flawlessly done, I think after I toured this place I would need to rest my eyes though.Happy weekend,Vera
Hi, Stefan,Isn't it great that more museums and historic sites are allowing digital photography?My pick of these rooms is the Voltaire Guest Room. That polychroming would certainly lend itself to chinoiserrie.
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