The Bedroom of Monsieur le Prince

Bedroom of Monsieur le Prince - Grand Apartments © Béatrice Lécuyer-Bibal
The room's marquetry woodwork was executed under the direction of Jean Aubert around 1720 for the Duke of Bourbon (1692-1740), minister of King Louis XV and manufacturer of the Great Stables. The large marquetry dresser by Riesener, with its gold and chiseled bronzes by Hervieu, was commissioned by King Louis XVI for his bedroom in Versailles, and restored in 2007 with the support of Vranken-Pommery .

The five decorative paintings by Christophe Huet (1735, restored with the support of the Fondation BNP Paribas) represent exotic animals in an oriental pagoda setting. They were installed in the nineteenth century under the Restoration, when the princes of Condé reorganized the chateau after its pillage during the Revolution. In the eighteenth century, the Prince's bedroom was decorated with a series of family portraits, including the Portrait de Mlle de Clermont by Jean-Marc Nattier, now shown in the Painting Gallery. The chairs and armchairs are covered with Beauvais tapestry from the eighteenth century, based on J.B. Le Prince and Hubert Robert sketches. The flat desk, bearing cabinetmaker Schlichtig's mark, was restored with the help of the Friends of the Condé Museum.