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Château de Compiègne. The emperor's dining room.

Date: Restored state: First Empire

Place:Compiègne, musée national du château

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

Credits: RMN


Eighteenth century arrangement and decoration. Trompe-l'oeil grisailles in imitation of the bas-reliefs by Joseph-Piat Sauvage. Furniture by Jacob Desmalter. It was in this room that the amateur theatre pieces were performed during the Second Empire "Séries".

Compiègne Itinerary


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