Saturday, 15 June 2013

A Royal Gift

This hunting suit was a gift for Christian VII of Denmark and Norway from Louis XV in 1768 when Christian VII visited France. The Danish King received the gift in connection with the Saint Hubert hunt at Fontainbleau on November 3. Louis XV even ordered a second hunting outfit for the hunt on November 29 but it has not survived till the present.
The entire ensemble consists of a coat, trousers, a waist-coat, three-cornered hat, tall boots, cross belt, sword, whip and a knife. It consists of wool coloured in red and blue and trimmed with chamois. The hunting set is currently stored at Rosenborg Castle in Copenhagen.

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