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Château de Compiègne. Salon des Fleurs

Date: Restored state: Second Empire

Place:Compiègne, musée national du château

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

Credits: RMN


The wall decoration was executed by the workshop of Dubois and Redouté in 1809 and 1814. Eight paintings of flower compositions, after celebrated studies of lilies by Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759-1840), were added in 1810. The furniture, all by Jacob-Desmalter, is covered in Gobelins tapestry. During the Second Empire, the room was used as the Prince impérial's chamber; indeed he scratched the date "4 décembre 1868" into the marble table.

Compiègne Itinerary


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