The cabinet is lavishly decorated: Corinthian pilasters were chosen as a main feature of the décor as well as four niches surrounds four bronze statues. A minor glass cabinet was made by Riesener for Louis XVI's watches. Louis XVI also had two Sèvres vases placed in this cabinet and an bronze arabesque.
Louis XIV would keep his most precious manuscripts in this cabinet. Louis XV used this room for a different but still personal purpose: he would spent hours examining letters and reports from his secret agents that he had placed at different courts throughout Europe to always be informed. The King would write back instructions in this room and due to this kind of delicate activity the room was also known as the high-seat of the "Secret du Roi". Disp
|Louis XVI's collection of watches|