A hand-woven tapestry panel at Versailles dating from the chateau's origins as a country hunting lodge.
Gilt hunting instruments - including bows and arrows and knives - decorate a marble panel.
An ornate chandelier with heavy crystal drops accents the decorative ceiling.
A red marble and gold gilt bust wears a laurel leaf crown in the antechamber of the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles.
Another ornately-dressed and drapery-lined bed in the public area of the chateau. The gold gilt headboard is centered by an image of the Sun King.
A view of the canopy of the bed pictured above, with an oil painting above the bed and a crystal chandelier completing the luxurious look.
A velvet and gilt bench in the same chambre as the bed above. Portions of the walls are covered with silk, and edged with silver dentelle interspersed with large gold beads.
The canopy of the elaborately-dressed bed where Marie-Antoinette publicly gave birth to each of her children.
Marble sculptures trimmed with gilt adorn a reception area at Versailles.
A gilt wood chair upholstered in silk in the council room at Versailles.
A decorative stool covered with aqua silk and trimmed with passamenterie in the king's bedroom.
Gilt trim on marble fireplaces is typical throughout the chateau.
A gold lion's head adorns a mottled-marble fireplace in a large reception room.
Most fireplaces at Versaille contain gold gilt andirons similar to these urn-shaped ones.