Late Baroque and chinoiserie
Being a pleasure palace, Favorite Palace served as a place of amusement. This purpose was most effectively reflected in the light and happy decor associated with the Chinese vogue. Original Asian handcrafted arts as well as European pieces crafted in the Chinese style, also called chinoiserie, are both found here. Ceiling frescoes and mantelpieces displaying Chinese figures flow seamlessly into the European “strapwork”, a late Baroque decorative style characterized by curving and bending bands.