Thursday, 16 January 2014

Délicieux petit orgue

Yes, this is an organ. A cabinet organ. VDP thinks it delightful. It was probably made by organ builder Nicolas Sommer in 1747 as part of an order of three organs for the prince and princesses of France, including princess Adélaïde in whose cabinet room it now stands. It is made of carved, painted and gold gilded oak and VDP would have loved to hear it played.

Cet orgue de cabinet en chêne sculpté, doré et peint a probablement été exécuté par le facteur d'orgue Nicolas Sommer en 1747 et faisait partie d'une commande de trois orgues pour le dauphin, la dauphine et Madame Adélaïde. C'est dans le grand cabinet de cette dernière qu'on le trouve aujourd'hui et VDP aurait adoré l'entendre...




24 comments:

William Kendall said...

That is exquisite!

Olivier said...

tres cosy ;) l'orgue est magnifique (malheureusement a la cathe d'evry nous avons une orgue moderne, sans plus) . Je suis d'accord avec toi, j'aimerais bien un petit concert avec cette orgue

Sylvia K said...

Awesome and so beautiful!! Love your captures!!

RedPat said...

It's beautiful!

Michelle said...

So beautiful!

tapirgal said...

It was delightful to visit, and I didn't have to dress up. This is charming!

LONDONLULU said...

Ooh, I suppose there's not a big chance of hearing it played but I'd love to hear how it sounds! Maybe it just gets better with age, like a Stradivarius or fine wine:) Beautiful details.

Randy said...

That's one fancy keyboard.

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful beautiful beautiful!!!!!

How do you do that to the cursor to make birds fly??

MB

Thérèse said...

Oui vraiment amusant. Ils pourraient un jour mettre un enregistrement a cote disponible pour les visiteurs.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

People did things with style in those days - though one could easily imagine Elton John living there! :)

Stuart said...

An organ and a work of art all in one. Nice shots of it.

llandudnopictures said...

Delightful indeed, and beautiful surroundings to sit and listen to it too.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It is absolutely delightful indeed Ciel, is it still in playable condition ?

EG CameraGirl said...

Elegant! I do enjoy this glimpse of how others have lived.

Lowell said...

Who would think you'd have a pipe organ in your residence? But I guess it's not that unusual. Love the furniture, too, though it doesn't look all that comfy. Great shots, Ciel!

Cezar and Léia said...

It's really beautiful and the room is adorable with those elegant chairs!I love the decoration!
Léia

Tanya Breese said...

oh my, i just love it all!

VP said...

Precious and, I imagine, delicate.

Josette T said...

trop amusant...je l'ai vu ce jour en sortant de l'expo Le Nôtre j'ai fait un tour par ces appartements !

thirtysevenandcounting said...

It's fun to imagine sitting in one of the chairs and listening to a recital.

Beautiful decor!

~Lindy

Loree said...

It is, indeed, delightful. And very feminine.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Just a simple cabinet organ for the parlor, nothing fancy :-o Do they still use it?

JM said...

Everything is so Versailles. Gorgeous!