Ballroom illuminated by candlelight, 18th century.
© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library
'Vue Perspective de la Salle du Bal construite dans la Cour de l'Hotel de Ville'; ('Perspective View of the Ballroom built in the Courtyard of the Town Hall'). The illustration shows the interior of the ballroom, lit with candles and elaborately decorated with garlands. Crowds of people, some in fancy dres, dance while musicians play 'cellos and violins.