fredag den 18. oktober 2013

Dining Room

The Queen's second floor dining room is far more intimate and personal than the great royal dining halls on the first floor. The large glass cabinets contains exquisite porcelain service that once belonged to Marie Antoinette. To further make the connection between Marie Antoinette and this room clear there are portraits of several of her family members on the wall including her father (Francis I), her notorious mother (Maria Theresia) and her brother (Joseph II). The fireplace was originally located on the first floor but was moved to this room as a part of the restoration.

On the mantelpiece there are three porcelain figures with a special feature: the are all depicting Marie Antoinette in three different situations. One is with her children, another is with her hairdresser Léonard and the last is with her personal staff. I actually think that the figurines comes pretty close to what the portraits and sculptures tells us of her looks.

Juli 2010



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Juli 2010


Juli 2010
"The Nurse" from 1774
Juli 2010
"The Toilette" (my favourite of the three) from 1775
Juli 2010
"The Lunch" from 1775

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