© William Curtis Rolf

Stables at the Château de Bouges (Indre)

The solid-wood double feeders of the stables at the Château de Bouges are equipped with enamelled cast iron tubs that ensure proper hygiene for the horses. As in the whole of the facilities, they are a unique model – whereas most stables in the mid-19th century were equipped with standard accessories manufactured by specialised firms, the most famous of which being initially English manufacturers such as Barton's or Musgrave & Co (which had a branch in Paris at rue de Rivoli) later followed by some French suppliers, such as Jardillier et Cie at rue Marbeuf Paris or Entreprise Générale d'Écuries et Sellerie Rabourdin at rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.