The decoration of this room is packed with symbolic references to Marie Antoinette and her family: a dolphin symbolizes children (a special tribute to the recent birth of a Dauphin), the Hapsburg eagle for the Queen, the symbol of Jupiter for the King, peacocks and the goddess Juno for marriage and rose stems with hearts pierced by arrows.
This room was obviously important to the Queen which can be seen in the delicateness of the iron work, the exquisite red fireplace by Campan, beautiful blue chairs by George Jacob and a pedestal made of gilded bronze.
A strange episode occurred in this room. When Marie Antoinette explored it for the first time with her friends she noticed something in the mirror that would prove to be a bad omen. Due to a specific angle, her reflection in the mirror was cut off by the neck - making it look like she had been beheaded.