‘Salon d’Apollon’, Lost Interiors of the Tuileries

‘Salon d’Apollon’

c.1865

salon d'apollon tuileries

This apartment also dated to the 17th century. It was the Louis XIV’s anti-chamber, the chamber prior to the state bedroom. It became known as the Apollo Room on account of its painted ceiling by Nicolas Loyr depicting the Sun God in his chariot. Although the furnishings dated to the 19th century, the room was rich with stucco work and cartouches executed by Francois Girardon and Louis Lerambert between 1660 and 1670. The ‘Salon d’Apollon’ was destroyed during the Paris Commune in May 1871.

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