Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Madame Campan's Room

Madame Campan - or Jeanne-Louise-Henriette Genet - was the maid of the first lady of Marie Antoinette. It was her responsibility to arrange everything connected with what was known as the "chamber service" (this included overseeing the levées, the walks and the travels). Madame Campan occupied this room from 1786. The room is not very large but has a clean and neat feeling to it due to the neutral and undecorated wood-work panels combined with the large grey marble fireplace. Surprisingly, the floor is done in the same style as the floors at Versailles.

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