Chateau de Versailles
Slate tiles from Angers was the roofing material most commonly used in Versailles. Angers slate is more refined than tiles. More prestigious, it was used in Royal buildings since the XVIth century. Silver exist no longer in Versailles since the silver furniture was melted down in 1689. The money obtained went towards financing war cost. Silver was not a fashionable metal in XVIIth century France, and was only rarely used in deco...


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