"After what seems an eternity, the heavy door of my cell is flung back.... There is a faint fire guttering on the hearth at the other end of the room, a great ironbound door of wood, and thin slits that open to the outside, windows that show only the night’s blackness. Closer to me are the instruments of pain." -- from the novel Sinful Folk http://sinfulfolk.com
This image is an example of the Rococo period. The walls are panelled and pale in colour, gilded heavily. The carvings are quite delicate. Fauteuil chairs and mirrors can be seen, which were popular of the time.