Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Captain of the Guard's Chamber

This is the largest room in the apartment of the Captain of the Guards. The walls are covered in a deep scarlet colour except for the lower part of the walls which has been covered with white wood-work. Several portraits of members of different royal families are portrayed on the walls in large golden frames. A fireplace has been installed beneath a large painting of Maria Theresia and Francis I (parents of Marie Antoinette) surrounded by their children at their own palace of Schönbrunn. Two wooden cabinets decorated with golden engravings and the crystal chandelier are the only other pieces of furniture in the room.

These are some of the portraits in the room:

This is the most famous portrait of Yolande de Polignac
Madame Élisabeth - sister of Louis XVI
Portrait of Marie Antoinette from 1775

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