From an article on an exhibit at Versailles:
Titled “When Versailles was furnished in silver” (Quand Versailles etait meuble d’argent), the exhibition running November 21 to March 9 brings together 200 massive, mouth-boggling pieces of silverwork gathered from the collections of European royalty, a third of them from Denmark.
“This is the first exhibition ever in the king’s apartment,” Beatrix Saule, Versailles’ chief curator, told AFP. “It will also be the last as there’ll never be anything else grand enough to place there.”
“Our aim was to show why European royalty and visitors would rave after seeing Versailles’ silver furnishings.”
If only I could get there.
Sidenote: Martell is producing a special Sun King cognac in honor of the exhibit.