Saturday, 11 May 2013
Grand Cabinet of the Captain of the Guards
The Captain of the Guards occupied rooms that seems almost hidden away. The Grand Cabinet has no windows and so relied on candlelight to bring some light to the room. One lantern in the same style as those in the Petit Trianon makes up the lighting. The cabinet is dominated by a deep scarlet colour on the upper part of the walls and simple white wood underneath. Several paintings have been placed in this room including one of Marie Thérèse of Savoy (1775), the Comte d'Artois, Marie Josephine of Savoy (1777) and Louis Stanislas Xavier of France (1773). A marble fireplace has been installed also with a reddish tone. Two large wooden chests are placed on the opposite wall of the fireplace.