British Embassy

Restoring a sumptuous empire bed

State bed of Pauline Borghese delivered on 1804 by Chatard at Hotel Chevalier.

Polychromy study and restoration to the initial state.

For more information see the article L’Estampille L’objet d’art for this restoration.

Before Restoration

Front view

Before restoration

Side view

Replenishment as determined by stock of 1814


State cariatrides before restoration

Drawing of the original appearance

After restoration

Eagle surmounting the canopy