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Castillo de los Duques de Alburquerque Date:  	ca. 1400-1600 Place:  	Castile-León--Segovia--Cuéllar Time:  	Mudejar

Castillo de los Duques de Alburquerque Date: ca. 1400-1600 Place: Castile-León--Segovia--Cuéllar Time: Mudejar

Bedroom of the Duchesse d’Aumale ~ Château de Chantilly, France. The original mansion was destroyed in the French Revolution & entirely rebuilt in 1875–1881 by Henri d'Orléans, duc d'Aumale (1822–1897) [Wikipedia]. It was also the reputed setting of the final extravagant banquet from the famous chef, Francois Vatel - hosted in honour of Louis XIV by Louis, the great Condé in April 1671.

Weekend Getaway from Paris: Chantilly, France. Bedroom of the Duchesse de Aumale - Château de Chantilly

"I come from a very old family, but I'm very modern in my ideas, and I'm very liberal," says the Duchess. After the death of her first husband, she caused a near scandal in 1978 by marrying Jesus Aguirre, a handsome former Jesuit priest and Socialist intellectual eight years her junior. A hallway with painted ceiling leading to the Duchess's private quarters.

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A hallway with painted ceiling leading to the Duchess's private quarters.

The Duchess of d’Angouleme by Baron Antoine-Jean Gros, 1817 France, the Bowes Museum

Daughter of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI, The Duchess of d’Angouleme by Baron Antoine-Jean Gros, 1817 France, the Bowes Museum

The Devoted Classicist: Palacio de Liria: The Madrid Residence Of The Duchess Of Alba

The Devoted Classicist: Palacio de Liria: The Madrid Residence Of The Duchess Of Alba

The Devoted Classicist: Palacio de Liria: The Madrid Residence Of The Duchess Of Alba

The Devoted Classicist: Palacio de Liria: The Madrid Residence Of The Duchess Of Alba A cross section through Liria Palace, Madrid.

Francisco de Goya (Spanish, 1746-1828) - The Duchess of Alba de Tormes, 1795

Francisco Goya, Duchess of Alba, the White Duchess, 1795 .

The Spanish salon inside the 18th Duchess of Alba's masterpiece-filled Madrid palace.

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Pink & Blue - The Devoted Classicist: Palacio de Liria: The Madrid Residence Of The Duchess Of Alba

The Devoted Classicist: Palacio de Liria: The Madrid Residence Of The Duchess Of Alba  The Ground Floor Plan, Liria Palace.

The Devoted Classicist: Palacio de Liria: The Madrid Residence Of The Duchess Of Alba The Ground Floor Plan, Liria Palace.

The dazzling diamond and pearl Cambridge Lover's Knot tiara has been passed down the royal generations, from Queen Mary, to Queen Elizabeth, Princess Diana and to the Duchess of Cambridge, who wore it for a Buckingham Palace reception on Thursday night

Kate dons Diana's favourite tiara - the Cambridge Lover's Knot

Draped in diamonds, the Duchess of Cambridge teamed a Jenny Packham dress - previously worn during the State Visit by President Xi of China in 2015 - with the Queen's heirloom Cambridge Lover's Knot tiara Dec 2016

The Duchess of Alba’s bathroom at Palacio de Liria, Madrid circa 1922. Photo courtesy of Musée des Arts Décoratifs

Glamorous de Gournay Wallpaper with Historic Roots

The Devoted Classicist: Palacio de Liria: The Madrid Residence Of The Duchess Of Alba The duchess's bathroom designed by Rateau

The Green Room is next to the duchesss bedroom. Portraits by Fernando Alvarez of the duchess (over the sofa) and her eldest son (over the fireplace) the Duke of Huescar, were painted in the 1950s. Photo by Ricardo Labougle.

The garden view of Palacio de Liria, also known as Liria Palace, Madrid, Spain. Photo by Ricardo Labougle via World of Interiors.

The Devoted Classicist: Palacio de Liria: The Madrid Residence Of The Duchess Of Alba  The Attic Floor Plan, Liria Palace.

The Devoted Classicist: Palacio de Liria: The Madrid Residence Of The Duchess Of Alba The Attic Floor Plan, Liria Palace.

Viernes  Friday   Plato antiguo en el Palacio de las Dueñas una de las tantas propiedades de la duquesa de Alba. . . . . Old plate at Las Dueñas palace which belonged to the duchess of Alba. . . . #itsfridaymydudes #itsfriday #seetheworld #sevilla #palaciodelasdueñas #itsfridaybitches #total_sevilla #ceramic #pirlutravelensevilla #blueandwhite #drunk #traveltheworld #travelgirl #estaes_andalucia #estaes_sevilla #estaes_espania #ok_sevilla #ok_spain

Viernes Friday Plato antiguo en el Palacio de las Dueñas una de las tantas propiedades de la duquesa de Alba. . . . . Old plate at Las Dueñas palace which belonged to the duchess of Alba. . . . #itsfridaymydudes #itsfriday #seetheworld #sevilla #palaciodelasdueñas #itsfridaybitches #total_sevilla #ceramic #pirlutravelensevilla #blueandwhite #drunk #traveltheworld #travelgirl #estaes_andalucia #estaes_sevilla #estaes_espania #ok_sevilla #ok_spain

The Devoted Classicist: Palacio de Liria: The Madrid Residence Of The Duchess Of Alba  Rateau's 1921 plan of the bathroom.

The Devoted Classicist: Palacio de Liria: The Madrid Residence Of The Duchess Of Alba Rateau's 1921 plan of the bathroom.

The 18th century painting of a Triumph of the Duchess of Somerset by Louis Laguerre on the Grand Staircase of Petworth House | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

1688 Petworth House, West Sussex, England - The century painting of a Triumph of the Duchess of Somerset by Louis Laguerre on the Grand Staircase of Petworth House

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