onsdag den 16. oktober 2013

Billiard Parlour

The Queen had her own private billiard parlour on the second floor. Georges Jacob designed the beautiful silk lined chairs in 1785. There is also a piece of furniture with a special link to Marie Antoinette: a jewellery casket. The beautiful little casket is made up of rosewood and is decorated with gold, bronze and 13 pretty porcelain plates from Sèvres - all with floral motifs. Each porcelain plate is edged with two lines: one in green and one in gold. It is the work of Martin Carlin and must have been one of the very first pieces of French furniture that Marie Antoinette received as Dauphine since it dates back to 1770.

The room is decorated with large silk and chenille tapestries which were commissioned for Marie Antoinette in the winter of 1779 for her interior cabinet. They were later modified in Lyon for this particular room. There are six different floral medallions woven on the white tapestries which forms a damask pattern. A plaque has been placed in this room which depicts Marie Antoinette's profile and describes her title as Dauphine of France and Archduchess of Austria.


Juli 2010

Juli 2010

Juli 2010

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Marie Antoinette's jewellery casket

Juli 2010

Juli 2010

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