Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Captain of the Guard's Antechamber

Like the other rooms of the Captain of the Guard it is modestly decorated with white floor tiles divided by small squares of contrasting black tiles. This room has never received much attention but it was used for an exhibition of gowns from different eras. During this exhibition two portraits dominated the walls: one of Louis XVI in his coronation robes from 1777 (just two years after his coronation) and one that depicts Louis XVI and the Knights of the Order of the Holy Spirit which dates back to June 13, 1775.

Photo of the exhibition
Close-up of the portrait of Louis XVI

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