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2. The mirror cupboard

Pierre-Elisabeth de Fontanieu, the primary intendant of the Garde-Meuble de la Couronne to settle on the Hôtel de la Marine, was single and identified for his style for operatic girls with unfastened morals. He commissioned this intimate front room, revealing his attraction to libertinism.

Directly linked to his bed room, the room boasts massive wall mirrors framed by magnificent gilded and sculpted decorations. The mirrors are painted with floral decorations, birds, girls and little chubby cherubs. Originally, nevertheless, it was bare girls on pedestals, and never little angels, who adorned the mirrors! It was the spouse of Marc-Antoine Thierry de Ville d'Avray, Fontanieu's successor, who had the work modified out of modesty. The decor stays no much less delicate and enticing.

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