© William Curtis Rolf
The circular indoor school is decorated with rich, naturally-painted sculptural decoration. It is especially concentrated around the trough that faces the entrance. The bottom of its vast niche is decorated with "congelated" (icicle-like decorations) framed by columns shaped like palm trees on which two children hold a large cartouche bearing the building's dedication. Water flowed from a mask to cascade down into two, shell-shaped stacked basins. Lead dolphins which supported the larger basin were melted down during the Revolution, as were the two horses made of the same material, which had been placed on the edge of the basin. A masterpiece of Rococo art, this beautiful composition is flanked by two deer carved in high relief.