Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Jewel-Cabinets of the Royal Ladies

Marie Antoinette's jewel cabinet from around 1787 and is now placed in the Queen's bedchamber at Versailles right next to the hidden door she escaped through. Like the cabinet below the gorgeous piece of furniture is made from mahogany.

This jewel-cabinet belonged to the Comtesse de Provence and was procured for her around 1787. Produced by Jean-Henri Riesener but was confiscated during the French revolution in 1793 and consequently sold three years later. Surprisingly enough this piece of furniture does not have the royal mark on it which was otherwise customary.

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