Emperor's dining room

Palace of Compiègne

Palace of Versailles

Palace of Versailles
Versailles, France

Formerly a Royal Table Room, this room was chosen by Napoleon I as a dining room. He conserved the 18th century decoration, particularly the trompe l’oeil grisailles by Piat Joseph Sauvage evoking the pleasures of the table, but requested Jacob-Desmalter to make new furniture, sober and functional, whose layout could easily be changed, the room also being used for entertainment. It kept this dual function during the Second Empire, as shown by the set table, which dates from that period.


  • Title: Emperor's dining room
  • Creator: Palace of Compiègne
  • Physical Location: Palais de Compiègne
  • Type: Room
  • Rights: © Marc Poirier

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