The Cabinet of the Meridian The particular shape of this boudoir, with its cut sides, made it possible for the queen’s domestic servants to pass from the large bedchamber to the other chambers without disturbing the queen who, at midday, would go and rest there, hence the name Meridian. It was in 1781, after Marie-Antoinette finally gave birth to an heir, that the room was decorated with woodwork whose bronze motifs were applied to the sash doors.
Queen Marie-Antoinette’s Bedchamber at Versailles. You can see, against the back wall, the monumental jewelry case she ordered. On the mantel, a bust of the Queen. Above the mirror, a portrait of Joseph II, her brother. Portraits of Louis XVI and Empress Maria Theresa (not visible here) also decorate the room.