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Château de Compiègne. The Emperor's bedchamber.

Date: Restored state: First Empire

Place: Compiègne, musée national du château

Subjects: Compiègne (château of), Decorative arts, Imperial Residences

Credits: RMN


The painted decoration was executed by Dubois and Redouté in 1810. The walls of the room are 'papered' in crimson damask imprinted with a mosiac pattern of oak-leaves, stars and bees, the whole framed by a brocade border composed of palms and stars. The gilded wood furniture is by Jacob Desmalter. The canopy with its double cornice surmounted by an eagle was rebuilt from a written account. The chandelier with its thirty-two crystal reflectors dates from 1810.

Compiègne Itinerary


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