https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/monarchy-enlightenment/baroque-art1/france/a/chteau-de-versailles

 Trump’s apartment, and our cabinets based on his apartment, were styled after King Louis XIV and his castles, Chateau de Versailles. This article discusses some of the architectural feats of Versailles, including its garden, the hall of mirrors, and its facade. It was designed to be over the top and extravagant, to represent the power of the aristocracy and the king. The king’s power in particularly, was thought to be ordained by God, and King Louis called himself the Sun King. In fact, King Louis bodily functions were said to be worshipped by his court, including his waking up, going to sleep, and passing gas.

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