This room has witnessed many exciting events. Madame Adélaïde would study Italian and practised her harpsichord here with her personal tutor. It is almost completely certain that the royal family received a private performance from Mozart here when he visited Versailles in December 1763. The room takes its name from the purpose it served during Louis XV. He would drink his coffee in this room (you have to remember that coffee was far more of a luxury then than it is now) and he used this room to display his golden plates - hence the name. A bust of Louis XV on the mantelpiece serves as a reminder of the King. Louis XVI added a mahogany cabinet with ebony details to this room. The beautiful cabinet is decorated with patterns of bird feathers and butterfly wings. Louis XVI also owned the two Sèvres plaques now exhibited in the room but the King used to keep these plaques in his interior cabinet.
|Ebony/mahogany cabinet of Louis XVI - the drawers are decorated with porcelain plates |
with butterfly wings and bird feathers