Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Château Cheverny series - dining room

The original building dates back to around 1500 when it was constructed by Henri Hurault, Compte de Cheverny, who was a general under king Louis XI.  That building has now disappeared into history.  The current chateau was built in the 1620s by the architect who designed the royal chateau in Blois.

This beautiful dining room spares no luxury.  The wooden walls have been painted to illustrate the story of Don Quixote.  The furniture is from the 19th century and the hand carving is incredibly detailed.