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Author:  Louis XVI [ Wed Jan 24, 2007 12:06 am ]
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I don't know if this will be of any interest to any of you, but this is actually what first drew me to M.A. I've posted for you some examples of her most beautiful furniture. Enjoy! :D

Reading/writing/dressing table made for the Queen for the period after her pregnancy:
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/ffurn/ho_33.12.htm

Beautiful lacquer secrétaire à abattant with matching commode(not shown):
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/ffurn/ho_20.155.11.htm

Lovely arm-chair (part of a suite):
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/ffurn/hob_41.205.2.htm

Another armchair made for the Queen's meridienne(you can see her dogs carved on the arms!)
http://www.photo.rmn.fr/cf/htm/CSearchZ ... 6NU0H1W48O

Author:  Louis-Charles [ Wed Jan 24, 2007 4:56 pm ]
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Very nice thank you Louis XVI! :D

Author:  alisa [ Wed Mar 28, 2007 8:54 pm ]
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Beautiful.
I think Marie's favorite colour was "powder blue".

Author:  Louis-Charles [ Wed Mar 28, 2007 8:59 pm ]
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Exact, and the "pale green" too :wink:

Author:  Monsieur Andre [ Thu Mar 29, 2007 4:26 am ]
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She had such excellent taste! When I have my dream house, I am going to furnish it in the style of Marie Antoinette!

Author:  Monsieur Andre [ Tue Apr 24, 2007 2:21 am ]
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I just noticed that those two chairs have the same pattern or fabric, just in different colors. Perhaps for the same suite?

Author:  Louis XVI [ Sat Jul 14, 2007 8:58 pm ]
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No, Monsieur Andre; the first chair (in green) was made for the Queen's dressing room at Saint Cloud (I believe) and the second blue one was made for her meridienne at Versailles. :)

Author:  Louis XVI [ Thu Jul 19, 2007 11:24 pm ]
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Here is some furniture from the Queen's bedroom at the Petit Trianon:

http://www.photo.rmn.fr/cf/htm/CSearchZ ... 6NU0H1WAVX

They are carved and painted to look like sheaves of wheat, ears of corn, and flowers, emulating the "rustic" taste the Queen favored. There was a matching bed, but it is dissappeared. The tapestry is original, sewn by Marie Antoinette.

Here is a console table from the same room:

http://www.photo.rmn.fr/cf/htm/CSearchZ ... 6NU0H8TK3O

Author:  jadean [ Fri Jul 20, 2007 1:52 pm ]
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those are great pictures. I love the pattern on her furniture, its beautiful and delicated.

Author:  Monika [ Fri Dec 14, 2007 10:52 pm ]
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Lovely pictures....thank you

Author:  Comte de Provence [ Thu Mar 13, 2008 12:58 am ]
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i was wondering if any one of you might know where her mechanical table was located. meaning, in which room was this table used/placed?

Author:  Monsieur Andre [ Fri Mar 14, 2008 5:19 am ]
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Probably in her Petits Apartments at Versailles, although I could be wrong. Pim probably knows.

Author:  Comte de Provence [ Sat Mar 15, 2008 4:53 pm ]
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merci monsieur!

Author:  Délicate fleur [ Fri Jun 20, 2008 6:32 am ]
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I do so love this beautiful lounge suite...
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Author:  Marija Vera [ Fri Jun 20, 2008 3:30 pm ]
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Délicate fleur wrote:
I do so love this beautiful lounge suite...

Me too! Thanks.

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