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The Dining Room
His 16 metre by 9 metre room was completely remodelled and decorated in around 1880 at the same time as the interior restoration works to the château. At the rear, an equestrian statue of the High Constable Olivier de Clisson, sculpted in 1892 by Emmanuel Frémiet.
|This room offers us a marvelous representation of the decorative style so fashionable at the end of the 19th century, largely based on the Middle Ages.|
His room in the château contains a certain number of family portraits. To the left of the window, an attractive full length portrait of Henri de Rohan, General-in-Chief of the Calvinists. After the sacking of the château, ordered in 1629 by Cardinal de Richelieu, this latter approached Henri de Rohan in the courtyard ans proclaimed : “Sir, I have just scattered your skittles”.
Below, a bust of Ducke Alain de Rohan, sculpted in 1910 by the well-know sculptor Auguste Rodin.
The Drawing Room
|On this granite fireplace, painted in the 19th century, can be seen the Rohan motto, A PLUS. In the loop of the P incorporates the head of a man, possibly Jean II.
Nearly all the furniture was made in the 18th century, including the collection of armchairs and chairs laid out around the fireplace. They were constructed by the cabinet-maker Heurtaut circa 1760.
A particulary attractive clock and two solid bronze candlesticks, a gift from King Louis XV to the Rohan family.
Finally, on the way out of the small antichamber, can be seen two attractive portraits representing Marguerite de Rohan and her husband Henri Chabot, painted in the 17th century by Charles Beaubrun..