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He was especially successful as a designer of internal decorations -- mantelpieces, mirrors, doors and overdoors, ceilings, consoles, candelabra, wall panellings and other fittings, chiefly in the Louis Quinze mode.
The paneled overdoors reached to the cornice, and windows were also treated in this way.
The curved endive decoration was used in architraves, in the panels of overdoors and panel moldings, everywhere it possibly could be used, in fact.
The overdoors and mantels were carried to the cornice and the paneling was usually of oak, painted in soft colors or white and gilded.
The large India-ink sketches set in the walls are originals by Mennoyer, the delightful Eighteenth Century artist who did the overdoors of the Petit Trianon.