Organisation of the decor

Organisation of the decor
The decoration of this study is a fine example of the transposition of the Parisian and Versailles style in provincial France.

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Each of the four walls has a tripartate composition. Above the wainscoting, a mirror (on two walls) or a door (on the two other walls) is framed by two parcloses, narrow vertical panels divided in two vertically by a central medallion decorated with figures painted in blue or pink monochrome on a gold ground. The ceiling is coffered (divided into panels) in the 17th-century French tradition.

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Sur ce dessin de Nicolas Pineau, Projet de lambris pour une chambre à coucher, musée des Arts décoratifs, inv. CD 1492, sont bien visibles les différentes parties qui composent un lambris : bas et haut lambris, corniche, pareclose, emplacement de la fenêtre, ou de la porte, ou encore d’un miroir.