The Chateau of Coppet: Mme de Staëls bedroom

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The centre-piece of this room is a magnificent wood-carved lacquered bed, covered with silk from Lyon. Mme de Staël received it as a marriage gift, either from her father or from her husband.

Mme Récamier

Jeanne-François-Julie-Adélaïde Bernard, aka Madame Récamier (1777-1849). Oil on canvas by Eulalie Morin.

The mahogany desk on the right-hand side belonged to Mr. Necker. It is surmounted by a bust of him and a portrait of Mrs. Récamier, the “Beauty among beauties”. She was Madame de Staëls faithful friend who withstood Napoleon`s prohibition to come to Coppet and was therefore exiled to Châlons-on –Marne.

Madame Necker

Madame Necker - Pastel by J.-E. Liotard

The portraits in this room revive the members of the family: Mme de Staël herself in front of the bust of her father by Firmin Massot

Mme de Staël

Madame de Staël (1766 - 1817) in front of the bust of her father, Jacques Necker. Oil on canvas by Firmin Massot

Albert Jean Michel, known as John Rocca , Mme de Staëls second husband who was 22 years younger than herself by Louis Bouvier as well as the portraits of two of her children, Auguste and Albertine. On your left is an inlaid chest-of-drawer, one of the most beautiful work by a member of the famous Hache family, native from Grenoble. You can also admire a XVIIth century Florentine cabinet in which women could put away their jewels and secret letters.

Rocca

Albert-Jean-Michel, aka John Rocca (1788 - 1818), in Hussar of Chamborant uniform, with his horse "Sultan". Oil on canvas by Pierre - Louis Bouvier.

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