Font of Splendor

Font of Splendor

After the monarchs’ extravagance, a new leader became enchanted by Fontainebleau. The property had been spared any damage in the Revolution, fortunately, but its contents had been removed and sold. Napoleon I sought to restore the palace to its former glory and include himself in its narrative. He swiftly refurnished the entire interior prior to Pope Pius VII’s arrival to crown him emperor. A former king’s bedchamber was made into the ruler’s throne room, the original furnishings of which remain there to this day.

1
2
3
4
Previous articlePerchance to Dream
Next articlePreview our French Cottage 2022 Issue

2 COMMENTS

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.