What to buy before the King stops by for that all important visit. Aspirational decor from French designer and architect Daniel Marot (1661-1752). Leaving France after Louis XIV tossed out the Huguenots he moved on to the Netherlands and then Britain taking his exquisite taste along.

Print, Design for a State Bedchamber, from Second Livre dAppartement (Second Book on Interiors), ca. 1702
Design for a state bedchamber, from “Second Livre d’Appartement” (Second Book on Interiors). ca. 1702. Etching on white laid paper. Image © Cooper Hewitt Museum, New York. Fair use license. via https://www.cooperhewitt.org/2020/01/21/a-bed-for-a-king-copy/?utm_source=Cooper+Hewitt+Master+List&utm_campaign=1217dae42d-OOTD_RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_%2A%7CDATE%3Ad%2Fm%2Fy%7C%2A&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_461c6416c0-1217dae42d-308516337
Title page from "Oeuvres du Sr. D. Marot" which was published in The Hague by  Pierre Husson in 1703 or 1712.
Title page from “Oeuvres du Sr. D. Marot” which was published in The Hague by Pierre Husson in 1703 or 1712. Etching. Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/353702
"Décor végétal d'un théâtre éphémère." No date.
“Décor végétal d’un théâtre éphémère.” No date. Black stone, pen and black ink, and gray wash. Entourage of Daniel Marot, makers. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/entourage-de-daniel-marot-1663-1752-decor-vegetal-5884713-details.aspx
"Liber Statuarum: Jupiter, Juno, Pluto, Proserpina," from the "Liure de Statues" series. No date. Etching.
“Liber Statuarum: Jupiter, Juno, Pluto, Proserpina,” from the “Liure de Statues” series. 1703-1752. Etching. Collection of the Rijksmuseum. In the public domain. via https://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/90402/236914949A53D8A8E129F1FF0D48666472B08BE8.html

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