The highlight of the Neoclassical collections is a paneled room designed by the famous Parisian architect Claude-Nicholas Ledoux. Designed for the house of a wealthy plantation owner from Santo Domingo as a Parisian base, the paneling entered American hands after demolition of the Ledoux designed complex in the late 19th century
The Petite Trianon is a tiny chateau that was originally built for Madame de Pompadour and upon her death (she died 4 years before its completion) Louis XV gave it to his new favorite Madame du Barry. Louis XVI gifted it to Marie-Antoinette in June of 1774. This is the Main Stairway ~ The banister with the famous MA pattern has been refurbished.