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Chic Sleeps: Lit a la Polonaise

by habituallychic

02 . 04 . 11
I grew up with a canopy bed so I’ve had an aversion to them ever since.  If there was any bed that could make me change my mind about them, it’s the 18th-century painted Louis XVI style bed above that is currently for sale at Le Louvre Antiques in Dallas.  It can also be called a lit a la polonaise (Polish bed) which is a bed that has uprights that support the canopy with curved iron bars hidden by curtains. The curtains in this case are a beautiful toile de jouy. It had me at goodnight!  Of course, I couldn’t post this bed without showing you some other beautiful examples of lit a la polonaise.  Enjoy!
Another look at the Le Louve Antiques bed.
Some of the most gorgeous examples can be found at Versailles.  I took this photo on my tour. 
World of Interiors


World of Interiors

I was lucky to see this gorgeous lit a la polonaise in person at the Getty Center.
Le Petit Trianon photo by moi.


And some lit a la polonaise aren’t just for people!

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  1. La Maison Fou February 4, 2011 | 2:05 pm

    I believe that i could agree with you on that! The mini pet one is prescious!


  2. Modern Country Lady February 4, 2011 | 3:32 pm

    OK, I am now seriously considering doing up my bedroom as in the pictures here above with the little dog on the bed- sooo lovely!!

  3. Brittany {Gallery No. Eight} February 4, 2011 | 6:03 pm

    Stunning beds!! And the pet one is too cute!!

  4. The Pink Pagoda February 5, 2011 | 8:31 pm

    Incredible photos! Thank you!

  5. Hannah February 7, 2011 | 3:55 pm

    They’re beautiful! And I adore the pet version! After all, pets are family and need amazing beds, too.