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.
"Pianissimo" / Séraphin Soudbinine (French (born Russia), Nijni- Novgorod 1870–1944) / Lacquered wood, eggshell, mother-of-pearl, gold. This magnificent pair of screens made for the music room of the Port Washington, Long Island, residence of Solomon R. Guggenheim was a collaborative effort between Dunand and the sculptor Séraphin Soudbinine, a favorite student of Rodin.