The cupboard of iron was the name given to a wall cupboard dissimulated by a swivelling skirting, in the apartments of Louis XVI, with the palate of the Tuileries. Its existence was revealed in November 1792 with Roland, minister of Gironde of the Interior by the craftsman who had manufactured it, a metal worker named Gamain. Papers included/understood the correspondence of Louis XVI with, enter others, Mirabeau, Talon, the chief of its secret police, the bishop of Clermont, his spiritual adviser, Dumouriez, Fayette or Talleyrand. If they did not make it possible to establish the collusion of Louis XVI with the foreigner, they showed its double-play since 1789, its complicity with the Contre-révolution and its attempts to corrupt deputies. November 20th, Roland deposited these papers on the desk of the national Convention, thus breaking all the attempts to prevent the Procès of Louis XVI.
However, according to the historians Paul and Pierrette Girault de Coursac, specialists in the reign of Louis XVI, the iron cupboard would be a pure fabrication of certain revolutionists.
- an alternate version Another way of seeing this business of the point of sights of the royalist defenders of Louis XVI who recovered at ideological ends work of Girault de Coursac.
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