Green Salon

The Green salon takes its names from the colour of the textured brocade, patterned with large flowers, used for the curtains and numerous seats. Its ornamentation is drawn from the decorative repertoire of the late 18th century. The tall, grey, gilded panels are crowned with medallions featuring the effigy of King Louis XVI, revealing the family's loyalty to royalist ideas. Two gilded mirrors decorated with caryatids and atlantes stand opposite other each and form the main decorative feature in the salon. Two grand Sevres porcelain vases, decorated with gilded bronze fleurs-de-lys and roses, face the imposing Carrare marble fireplace. The central table, the matching games tables and the consoleform a remarkable collection of furniture in dark wood with stone inlay. The two flower holders would have held indoor plant decorations.