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In a salon, the bergère is Louis XV, and the armchair is Régence.

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Tremolet painted the monkey motif on the walls of one of the salons; the daybed is Louis XV, the sconce is 18th century, and the rug is Iranian.  

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The dining area’s 19th-century chandelier is a family heirloom, and the chairs are Régence; the mirror is 18th century, the cabinet is Venetian, and the farm table is original to the property. 

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Chinese vessels and a 19th-century bust of Bacchus line the mantel in the dining area; an antique farm table was cut down to serve as a cocktail table, and the beams are original.

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An 18th-century Venetian mirror and console in a hallway; the armchairs are Régence, and the candelabras are antique. 

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A horn that belonged to Tremolet’s grandfather and an antique hunting trophy hang above a hallway door; the engraving, bottom, was found in the chateau’s attic.

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In the games room, the table and the armchairs, which are embellished with embroidery by François Lesage, are all Louis XVI, and the side chair is Louis XV; the chandelier is Venetian, and the cabinet door, left, was originally in the château’s kitchen.

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The Renaissance-style doors in a guest room were painted by Tremolet, and the Elizabeth Garouste chair is upholstered in a Lelièvre cotton; the marquetry-inlaid secretary is Napoleon III, and the rug is Iranian.

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A guest room bed is dressed in Indian cashmere, and the headboard is upholstered with an antique carpet; the light fixture and hanging lamp are Egyptian, the chair is Syrian, and a carpet serves as a pelmet above the door.

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In another guest room, the walls and curtains are of a Thevenon toile de Jouy, and the bed’s alcove is covered in taffeta; the armchair is Louis XV, and the rug is Russian.

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A 19th-century bust in a flagstone-paved hallway.

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A guest room features a 19th-century portrait and Qin dynasty busts; the red side table is an heirloom from Tremolet’s childhood.

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Gérard Tremolet at his home in Normandy, France.

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The 11th-century chapel on the property includes a steeple covered in chestnut tiles.

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The château was constructed in the 11th century with Caen stone, and renovated in 1721.

Produced by Anita Sarsidi; Photography by Simon Upton. Elle Decor