Saturday, 21 September 2013

The Breakfast Room

This room was used by Louis XV as his large study but it was different during the time of Louis XIV when it was smaller and divided. It was given its' present name because Napoleon had his breakfast in this room - it was also him who ordered the current panelling. There is a large clock in the room, a so-called Temple clock, which consists of lapis lazuli, jasper and different types of marbles. A painting of "Nymph presenting a horn of plenty to Amalthea" by Noël Coypel was originally placed in the Trianon-sur-Bois but has been relocated. The overall style is very that of the 19th century which was far simpler than the sumptuous rococo and baroque.

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