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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


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Very nice thank you Louis XVI! :D

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Beautiful.
I think Marie's favorite colour was "powder blue".

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Exact, and the "pale green" too :wink:

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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!

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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?

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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. :)

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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

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those are great pictures. I love the pattern on her furniture, its beautiful and delicated.


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Lovely pictures....thank you


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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?


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Probably in her Petits Apartments at Versailles, although I could be wrong. Pim probably knows.

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merci monsieur!


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I do so love this beautiful lounge suite...
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Délicate fleur wrote:
I do so love this beautiful lounge suite...

Me too! Thanks.

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