The Martin varnish has been used on all the woodwork in the apartment and the furniture is from the 18th century but has never belonged to Madame de Pompadour herself. Her new bedroom was decorated with woodwork from Verberckt. It is also in this apartment that Louis XV's "flying chair" leads up to which enabled his mistress in gliding discreetly from her apartment to his. Those of you who know your Madame de Pompadour have noticed that she did not inhabit these apartments till her death; after her physical relationship with Louis XV ended in 1750 she moved to the more prestigious and perhaps more formal chambers on the first floor next to the King's daughters.
|I wound this wonderful floor plan at this site and|
B. Antechamber to the Bath
D. Interior Cabinet
E. Pièce de Veille (I could not find a proper translation)
F. Great Chamber or Living Room
G. Small Chamber
H. First Antechamber
I. Second Antechamber
|A fireplace of Antin marble|
|This looks like something you would never find at Versailles..|
|Look to the left.. yes, that is Madame de Pompadour herself|
|Bookcase by Migeon|
|View from the bed|
|The table is in the style of "Bourgogne"|
while the candlesticks are "à garde-vue"