Louis XIV himself chose the four priceless paintings that adorns the walls and is painted by: Le Valentin, Lanfranco, Battista and Le Dominiquin. Today a bust of Louis XIV stands on the mantelpiece (created during Louis XV's reign) alongside with a candelabra that once belonged to the Comte de Provence - the brother of Louis XVI - and a barometer clock.
Originally the Apollo Salon was the King's bedchamber but served mostly as a throne room. During Louis XIV's reign a silver throne was placed in the salon. The golden rail in front of the bed behind which the courtiers would gather at the King's rising and retiring ceremonies - they could get no closer to their sovereign.