Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Desk of the Queen's House

Jean-Henri Riesener created this writing table for Marie Antoinette's rooms in her own private retreat. Thanks to the stamped number "84" we know that the table was intended for the Queen's House in her hamlet. The design is a mixture of classical straight lines and the gilded flowers so beloved by the Queen. 

It is not possible to place furnitures in the Queen's House any longer so the table has been moved to the largest room of the Queen's private apartment. Originally, there were also four corner tables in the Queen's House, all produced by Riesener.


  1. they are in the process of restoring the queen's "Hameau".

  2. @skindustrial68, yes, I read that but I wanted to wait until they are done before announcing it open again