The boudoir

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This boudoir, like the room next door, was initially intended to be part of Nélie Jacquemart’s private apartments: with her bathroom in this room and her bedroom in the next one. But a few years later, Nélie decided she wanted to be nearer to her husband, so she had a new room installed near to his. It was at this point that this room became a boudoir, and the next room became the library.
From its original décor, the room retains the balustrade which enclosed the alcove where the bathtub was located, surmounted by its large mirror. It also retains a kind of feminine charm which makes one think that it would have been a refuge for Nélie, where she could happily relax under the beautiful ceiling, also by Tiepolo, who here turned his talents to the Allegories of Justice and Peace.
Furniture in the style of Louis XVI in gilt wood and paintings by old masters create a coherent ensemble of the Neo-Classical period.

The Portrait of the Countess Skavronska painted by Elisabeth Vigée Lebrun recalls the taste of the royal court and the woman who was Marie-Antoinette’s chosen portraitist, while the Count Français of Nantes painted by David, evokes the strictness of imperial etiquette.