April 2019, the restoration project of the Madame Salon at the château of Champs-sur-Marne (Seine-et-Marne) will begin.
Although largely recomposed, the Champs-sur-Marne estate is one of the rare monumental ensembles designed at the end of Louis XIV’s reign that has subsisted in such complete form in the Île-de-France. Between 1895 and 1910, the château’s park was redone at the request of its owner, Louis Cahen d’Anvers, under the direction of Henri and Achille Duchêne in an 18th-century spirit. At the edge of the woods southeast of the château, they created the Madame Salon, listed as a Historic Monument in 1935, composed of a winter garden, a large portico comprised of latticework and its furniture.
As the large portico is on the verge of ruin and threatens to collapse, the operation will permit:
- The repair of the corroded and ruined metal and framed structures,
- The restoration of the architectural proportions and relief elements,
- The repair of the latticework to replicate its original condition,
- The restoration of the furniture,
- The needed enlargement of the foundations weakened by the bottom of the metal posts that are corroded, sunken and broken.