This fondness for floral prints and flower decorations is clearly shining through in quite a lot of the merchandise presented to the Queen. Among her favourite flowers were roses, violets, lilacs, hyacinths, irises and lilies.
|Detail of one of the Queen's chair|
|Table for the Queen by Martin Carlin|
In the Queen's hamlet near the Petit Trianon she had a rose garden planted which provided her with plenty of sweet-smelling, beautiful roses. Roses are often depicted in a central position in portraits of the Queen. Marie Antoinette personally had a hand in all the gardening plans carried out at her private retreat; even the colour schemes of each individual flower bed was chosen by the Queen.
|Detail of the wallpaper from the Queen's|
|Boiserie detail at Petit Trianon|
|Floral bedding of the Queen's bedroom at the Petit Trianon|
The Queen's clothing were also often over-strewn with beautifully embroidered flowers.
|Fragment of the Queen's petticoat|