The House of Dior has a longstanding history with the palace of Versailles. Recently, the palace’s mirrored halls and gilded walls have been playing host to a number of Dior’s projects ranging from editorial shoots, and short films featuring the label.
Set in one of the most emblematic locations in France, Dior makes the chic connection between fashion and history, luxury and art, brilliant architecture, and beautiful French furniture, specifically shot within the Galerie des Glaces, also known as The Great Hall or The Hall of Mirrors of the Chateau de Versailles .
Seeing this superb display of gorgeous French antiquity, we couldn’t help but show some of our own pieces, pieces that pay homage to those within the Palace at Versailles.
Gold – the one word that probably most concisely describes the palace at Versailles. Gold is a reference to the reign and the majesty of Louis XIV, know as The Sun King, the longest reigning king in European history. But of course, gold would not shine as brightly without the proper lighting to capture its luster. The halls of the palace are lined with the most marvelous chandeliers, and our gallery boasts pieces of the same magnificence.
A gorgeous piece riddled with beautiful, bright crystals, accented with intricately crafted bronze. Perfect for an entryway or any entertainment space. This will surely have your guests captivated.
Two is better than one, as the old saying goes, and that certainly rings true for these twin chandeliers. Draped in luminous crystal, braced in striking brass, these two are a perfect pair, that even the Palace at Versailles would be honored to hang.
A true work of art. Hand-blown Murano glass at it’s finest! This meticulously crafted piece is one of those that one almost needs to see in person to truly appreciate. As unique as it is stunning!
A beautiful woman tears from her reflection in a shot captured for one of Dior’s campaigns. The Chateau de Versailles is a lasting reminder of Louis XIV, the Sun King’s love of the arts and his taste for splendor and luxury. The Hall of Mirrors in the Palace of Versailles is not shy about reflecting back at the opulence and wealth of the monarchs responsible for its walls.
Imposing in both its looks and its size, this grand mirror definitely makes a statement. The wonderful combination of gold on dark, black wood seamlessly frames this striking piece.
A massive golden work of tin and glass. This mirror is one of our favorite new pieces in the gallery. It seems as though The Sun King himself might have commissioned this piece or one just like it to commemorate his reign.
This screen shot from Dior’s short film “Secret Gardden” showcases classic black and white Dior. Beautiful objets line this hallway in the Palace at Versailles, reminiscent of the many select pieces we have for sale online and at the gallery.
As seen in the center of the Dior photograph, this 19th Century Pietra Verde Marble Column will do well to accent any space; both beautiful and functional.
pair of sculptures are both currently in our gallery. One sits atop a Vintage Chrome, Brass and Glass Maison Charles Cocktail Table
, while its brother is at the center of a magnificent Vintage Octagonal Table
attributed to designer, Willy Rizzo.
Shot by world renowned photographer, Patrick Demarchelier, this picturesque vignette reveals the variety of furnishings that line the walls of The Hall of Mirrors in the Palace of Versailles. Demarchelier is known for producing the best editorial photographs in the world. His eye breaths new life into the beautiful French antiques at homes in the Palace of Versailles.
A pair much like this pair of urns can be found at the edges of Demarchelier’s photograph. This particular pair from France came from a chapel in the Rhone Valley. Gold leaf details show the fine French craftsmanship that created these pieces, making them timeless indeed.
This fabulous pair of side tables are of the highest quality of cast and gilding. Wonderful condition! Antiqued mirrors on the bottom shelves show off a great patina. Perfect for any space.
Dior’s current campaigns are a revival of classic luxury. The air of great French antiques augment the authenticity of a time when kings and queens filled these halls with their illustrious court. Come by our gallery and visit our website http://www.jeanmarcfray.com/. Re-create your version of this stunning place. Bring your vision to life.