Saturday, 6 December 2014

Jewel Cabinet

One of the more well-known pieces of furniture in Marie Antoinette's personal collection is this jewel cabinet by Martin Carlin. Rosewood, ebony and sycamore went into the creation of the cabinet as well as fine Sèvres porcelain decorated with flowers - a favourite print of the Queen.

The cabinet was delivered while Marie Antoinette was still Dauphine in 1770. All the edges are gilded with gold.

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