The Salon de l'Abondance - The antechamber of the royal collections
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The Salon de l’Abondance, the smallest of the salons in the Grand Apartments, served as an antechamber to Louis XIV’s Cabinet of Rarities.
Its trompe-l’oeil painted ceiling celebrates the magnificence and magnanimity of the sovereign, and alongside a number of allegorical figures it features more than fifty of the royal collections’ most precious objects.
Restored between 2012 and 2013, the salon has rediscovered its former glory. Its decor, gilded stuccos, sculptures and furnishings bear witness to the splendour of life at court.
This book traces the salon’s history and pays tribute to the expertise of all those involved in its restoration.
Author: Béatrice Sarazin
Editor: Publishing RMNGP
Collection: Versailles État des lieux
Number of pages: 128 p
Date of publication: 31 January 2018
Dimensions: 24 x 22 cm
Language : bilingual french and english