The Cool Room
This is called the Cool Room because it faces north. Napoleon used it as his council chamber and Charles X took leave of his ministers here on 31 July 1830.
The magnificent panelling carved with cassolettes and garlands of flowers dates from Louis XIV, as do the pictures: over the mantelpiece, Flora and Zephyr by Jean Jouvenet, who also painted the scenes above the door depicting Spring and Winter; between the windows, Vertumnus and Pomona by Nicolas Bertin; and on the side walls, four Views of Versailles by Jean-Baptiste Martin.
The furniture dates from the First Empire. The serre-papiers (paper cabinet) was delivered by Jacob-Desmalter, the regulator clock by Lepaute and the barometer-thermometer by Bailly. The chairs are covered in Beauvais upholstery.