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Places and things worth to see
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Author:  Torin [ Fri Jan 19, 2007 8:23 pm ]
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Sometimes when we travel to Paris, London or Vienna we want to watch things connected to Marie Antoinette. Of course we find Versailles, Schonbrunn, Petit Trianon. But what about details ? Can we recommend places or things refering to Marie Antoinette we should see? For example being in Conciengerie there can be for example plate she used, in other place for example in London (?)we can find the edge of gillotoine which killed the queen, in another place a painting of MA and so on.
It could be a good guide without must of buying book or something like that. If you want us to take attention on any thing being in a musee orin Petit Trianon or anywhere else, just tell us. :)

Author:  Louis-Charles [ Fri Jan 19, 2007 8:47 pm ]
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We can see in the vault "Notre Dame de Montflières" in Abbeville, two dresses create by Rose Bertin and offered in gift by Marie-Antoinette: one of the rare dresses of Bertin which remains nowadays :D

Author:  Louis XVI [ Fri Jan 19, 2007 10:37 pm ]
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It is interesting that you ask this Torin, as I was thinking of this myself! To travel through Europe specifically at points where M.A. was. To start in Schonbrunn and the winter palace of the Hapsburgs, which I can't remember the name of, then Versailles, Petit Trianon, L'Hameau her apartments at Fontainebleau, St. Cloud, Tuileries Gardens, then the Bastille and Conciengerie. I am a great lover of architecture too, so to see all of the palaces/pavillions would be a great treat! :D Good luck!

Author:  Louis-Charles [ Fri Jan 19, 2007 10:43 pm ]
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Compiègne is a very good place too! I never went there yet but according to illustrations it is promising! Marie-Antoinette went there approximately one time per year I believe. :wink:

Author:  Louis XVI [ Fri Jan 19, 2007 11:43 pm ]
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Yes you are right Louis-Charles! :D

I also thought of the Gardens of Petit Trianon, Temple D'Amor, and the Belvadere. Bagatelle, a folly built by the Comte D'Artois on a wager with Marie Antoinette (according to legend) is also lovely. Also the Chateau of Rambouillet with the Laiterie (Royal Dairy) that is there. :wink:

Author:  Torin [ Tue Jan 23, 2007 6:22 pm ]
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You can find favourite furniture of Marie Antoinette in private collection in Wallace Collection in London, Waddesdon Mannor in Buckinghamshire, Frick Collecion and Metropolitan Museum in New York.

Author:  Elizabeth [ Tue Jan 23, 2007 7:05 pm ]
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Merci, Torin, I am making a list of places to see... I don't remember seeing anything at the Met, I'll have to look out for M.A.'s furniture on my next visit!

Author:  Louis XVI [ Tue Jan 23, 2007 11:51 pm ]
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Oh yes, Elizabeth the Met has some beautiful furniutre of M.A. as well as the Frick! This is a desk made by Riesener for her, and there is a matching chest of drawers. It is considered to be one of the finest pieces of French furniture :
Of particular note are the exsquisite gilded mounts (see detail photos.)

At the Frick there is a similar desk/commode except in marquetry, not lacquer. Enjoy! :D

Author:  Torin [ Wed Jan 31, 2007 9:30 pm ]
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Marie Antoinette's favourite painting of a pineapple in flowerpot by Jean Baptiste Oudry is in National Museum in Stockholm.

Author:  Elizabeth [ Thu Feb 01, 2007 1:20 am ]
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Torin, do you have a picture of that painting which you could post here?

Author:  Torin [ Thu Feb 01, 2007 5:31 pm ]
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No, I haven't Elisabeth. All the more it is difficult to find the image on the net.

Oudry was favourite painter of Marie Antoinette. He mostly painted animals. Marie Antointee also liked paintings of Anne Vallayer Coster.

Author:  Torin [ Sun Feb 04, 2007 10:56 am ]
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In Louvre in Paris there is a Marie Antoinette's case, you can watch. :)

Author:  Louis-Charles [ Sun Feb 04, 2007 11:27 am ]
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You speak about the bust of Marie-Antoinette realized by Boizot? This splendid bust is indeed exposed to Louvre, I did not go yet to see it… :D


Author:  Torin [ Sun Feb 04, 2007 10:26 pm ]
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No, Louis Charles. I mean case, not bust. Marie Antoinette had two similar cases, one of them she gave to her sister. :) But thanks to you now I know that in the Louvre there is her bust. :)

Author:  Louis-Charles [ Sun Feb 04, 2007 10:32 pm ]
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Oh I'm sorry :oops:

I don't know the word "Case" it's for that...What is that? :D

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