Queen's Guard room
Situated between the Queen's Staircase and the Royal Table Antechamber, the Queen's Guard Room served as a vestibule in which the officers in charge of the Queen's protection were posted.
The works, which began in early May 2015, aim to restore the magnificent polychrome marble panelling to its former glory, it being one of the largest ceremonial decorative installations dating from Louis XIV and still preserved in the Palace. They will also restore harmony and readability to Coypel's paintings, which are currently in poor condition due to mouldy varnish and multiple re-paints. Work on the stucco, lead and gilded wood decoration will complete the restoration of the ceiling.
This restoration is realised thanks to the patronage of The American Friends of Versailles and The Society of the Friends of the Palace of Versailles.
A large-scale restoration thanks to the patronage of the Philanthropia Foundation. Undertaken by Jules Hardouin-Mansart in 1687 and completed in 1710 by Robert de Cotte, the Royal Chapel of Versailles is probably the most advanced expression of the great royal style Louis XIV commissioned.