Bouisson-Bertrand Vestibule

From the vestibule the views into the antechamber and bedroom give a glimpse of the sumptuous collections of decorative arts from the 18th century. The Aubusson tapestry known as 'Tane the Dog' is in pride of place at the start of the trail and shows Tane, Louis XIV's favourite animal. The model is taken from the painting by François Desportes (1661-1743) showing the king's hunting dogs in Marly. Gilded wooden furniture adorns this reception area with twoa la reinearmchairs decorated with scenes from 'Fables de la Fontaine' stories and a settee which belongs to the thirteen piece suite on display in the adjoining room. On the 17th century influenced table is a bronze equestrian statue of Louis XV, inspired by the work by Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne (1704-1778).