During Louis XVI’s reign, the Queen’s Apartment was redecorated in the style of the day. In 1786 two ornate commodes were delivered for Marie-Antoinette’s Games Room. They were supplied by the cabinetmaker Beneman, and had been created under the direction of Hauré, based on a piece by Stöckel. Richly adorned with a motif of intertwining plants and featuring Sèvres porcelain panels depicting mythic figures, it complemented the arabesque walls painted by Michel-Hubert Bourgeois and Jacques-Louis-François Touzé, following Pierre Rousseau’s architectural designs.


  • Title: Commode
  • Creator Nationality: French
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Date Created: 1786
  • Physical Dimensions: w18100 x h9600 x d7500 cm
  • Ebéniste: Guillaume Beneman
  • Type: Furniture
  • Rights: (c) Château de Fontainebleau - RMN/Gérard Blot, http://www.photo.rmn.fr/cf/htm/CSearchZ.aspx?o=&Total=1&FP=13267974&E=2K1KTSGJ8PEZ7&SID=2K1KTSGJ8PEZ7&New=T&Pic=1&SubE=2C6NU0I9VMIP
  • External Link: http://www.chateau-de-fontainebleau.com/Commode-de-Beneman
  • Medium: Mahogany, bisque porcelain, gilt bronze, marble

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