Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Billiard Room

Compared to how authentic the other rooms in the King's private apartments this one looks surprisingly modern. There is no gold gilding on the walls though a golden, ornate clock has been hung on one of them. The original billiard table used by Louis XVI has been lost but a replica has been placed in the rooms which is the closest we can get. This table is the main furniture of the room - which frankly hardly has room for anything else - and measures 4 metres in length. It is held up by 15 table legs, all ornately carved. Eight paintings adorns the white walls and depicts scenes such as the Siege of Mons and the Battle of Rocoux. In the room is also a large collection of Sèvres porcelain which belonged to Louis XVI and were delivered to Versailles in 1783.

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