Saturday, 21 September 2013

The Music Salon

Louis XIV used this as an antechamber where he would take his dinner. This salon can boast of having some of the oldest panels of the Grand Trianon which means that they are the ones that Louis XIV himself ordered and saw. It was in this room that musicians would play for the King which where the salon derives its' name. When Napoleon took over the Grand Trianon it was made into a room for his officers while Louis-Philippe converted it into a billiard room - the billiard table itself is from 1830. The candelabras' are decorated with vases painted with black lacquer.
There are two vases between these two candelabras and they both pay homage to the Classical motifs that were all the rage after the Revolution; motifs from the Odyssey and the Iliad are used to decorate them.

The Music Room

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