Bizette-Lindet, who created the three terra cotta
panels in honour of Saint
Louis, Joan of Arc,
and Roland, the knight,
decorated this room.
The main panel, above the chimney, represents the Battle of
Roncevaux where, in 778, perished Count
Roland, one of the Knights of Charlemagne.
second panel is consecrated to Louis IX (1226-1270):
Rendering justice from under the oak, Saint Louis is surrounded
by allegorical themes : the wars that he led, the construction
of the Holy Chapel, the construction of the Aigues-Mortes harbour,
his disagreements with the Pope. The boats evoke the two crusades
in which he participated, in 1248-1249, and the fatal one, in
last work tells the story of Joan of Arc:
Joan, shepherdess, and later chief of war, leading to the corwning
of Charles VII’s crowning in Reims. The whole was created
at the factory of Sèvres.
On the floor, a round carpet, the tones of which
are reminiscent of the terra cotta panels, were specially woven
for the Embassy at the workshop of Raphaël, decorator in
Paris. Raphaël also signed in the 1950s, especially for
this Salon, the Beka lacquered furniture, made in a rounded
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