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The Imperial Couple’s Bedroom

Grand & Imperial Tour

This bedroom was furnished for the imperial couple on their marriage in 1854 in the Rococo Revival or ‘Blondel’ style with rosewood furniture made by the company of Schweigard & Abermann.

Matching the upholstery of the chairs, the white-and-gold-panelled walls were hung with a midnight-blue silk
damask interwoven with garlands of white flowers. When the room was restored in 2014 the silk fabric together with its passementerie trimmings was replaced with exact copies of the originals.

The bedroom was only used during the first years of the couple’s marriage. From the very beginning, Elisabeth rejected the oppressive formality of court life.

Dressing Room
Salon of Empress Elisabeth