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The drawing room

First admire the superb original panelling with the four overdoors; the chandelier is reflected in the mirrors. The 18th century drawing room was a place for conversation, reading and parlour-games. 

The furniture includes several tables and chairs designed for games (loto or "dolphin", brelan, backgammon, etc.) The card-playing automatons complete the picture.

Pet dogs and cats were also admitted here, and four remarkable dog-kennels are displayed. Note the extraordinary Louis XV dog kennel of the 18th century in rosewood marquetry trimmed with damask.