Magnet - The Salon of Abdication - Château de Fontainebleau
This magnet was published for the exhibition "A palace for the Emperor. Napoleon I at Fontainebleau" at the château de Fontainebleau from 15 September 2021 to 3 January 2022.
The Salon of Abdication, on the pedestal table in the foreground: The Emperor's writing desk at Fontainebleau in gilt and crystal, 1813 of Martin Guillaume Biennais (1764-1813Photo) - © Photo Rmn-GP (Château de Fontainebleau). Gérard Blot
Emperor Napoleon's former inner drawing room, it is the first really ornate room after the antechamber and shows a marked difference compared to the rest of the apartments. The white woodwork is complemented by gold lining and framed by large crimson brocade panels. The same fabric covers the salon's gilded wooden furniture, and the fireplace is decorated with ornate scrolls, rows of pearls, bees, eagles and a thunder bolt.
It was on the small pedestal table in the middle of the salon that one of the greatest episodes in the 'French history happened: Napoleon Istsigned the Act of Abdication between 4th and 6th April 1814 under pressure from his marshals to relinquish power.
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- Musée et domaine nationaux du château de Fontainebleau
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- Historical heritage
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- Château de Fontainebleau