The dining room features mirrors with Murano glass inserted and a mantelpiece with a marble bust. The inlaid timber dining table can extend to seat more than six. Chanel would often entertain artists and other designers here.
Photographed in the famous chaise longue in 1937 by Horst P. Horst.
Note the wall lined with books and the collection of five boxes on the coffee table.
Chanel in front of the mantelpiece, looking up at the chandelier she commissioned to incorporate crystal camellias, interlinked Cs, a G for Gabrielle, and the number five.
The famous Chanel bags are a throwback to the quilted cushions on the beige sofa
For Chanel, wheat may have symbolised her poor childhood in the south of France.
Chenl was a Leo and a lover of Venice who surrounded herself with statuettes of lions in wood, silver, bronze and alabaster.
The famous chaise longue that was rescued by Karl Lagerfeld at an auction in 1986
Large beige sofa, collection of five small boxes, crystal balls and handmade chandelier commissioned by Chanel.
Sitting on the 1920s beige sofa in 1966; from left to right: Baroness Edmond de Rothschild, French actor Anouk Aimee, Marie-helene de Rosthchild (Baroness Guy de Rothschild) and Coco Chanel, wearing one of her own suits.
Chanel’s apartment has been repainted and re-carpeted only once since her death (in exactly the same colours.)
Brown, gold and beige tones offset the wooden Chinese screens dating from the 16th century.