The second floor of the town house is furnished with prestigious period furniture from the 18th century. In keeping with the wishes of Madame Frédéric Sabatier d’Espeyran's 1967 bequest, furniture and objects of art originally from her Parisian apartment at 41 avenue Hoche are displayed here.
The floor, stripped of its original furnishings, was converted and the exhibition design dedicated to displaying these objects. The rich collection reveals the refined and enlightened taste the Sabatier d’Espeyran, a family of great art lovers.
It includes remarkable pieces stamped by the most important master carpenters and cabinetmakers of the 18th century. In 2002 the bequest from the Montpellier antique dealer Jean-Pierre Rouayroux enriched the coherence of the Musée Fabre's decorative arts collection. The harmony of the collections enables a deeper understanding and appreciation of the evolution of French furniture from the Regency period until the early 19th century.