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Madame Elisabeth's Wardrobe Book

Madame Elisabeth's Wardrobe Book (Tea at Trianon)

Gazette des atours d’été de Mme Elisabeth

"Dear God, have mercy on me! My eyes have no more tears to cry to you, my poor children,  Adieu! Adieu!" Marie Antoinette's last letter

Louis the Sixteenth and Marie Antoinette's Last Letter

"Dear God, have mercy on me! My eyes have no more tears to cry to you, my poor children, Adieu!" Marie Antoinette's last letter

souper du Roi du samedi 8 janvier 1752

Les tables royales

Royal tables - Palace of Versailles

Seating plan for the wedding dinner celebrating the marriage of Louis-Auguste and Marie-Antoinette.

The Seating Plan from the marriage of Marie Antoinette aka Maria Antonia Josepha Joanna aka Josephe Jeanne Marie Antoinette of the house of Habsburg-Lorraine, and Louis XVI aka Louis-Auguste. May at Versailles in the Chapel Royal

Acte de bapteme de Madame Elisabeth

Acte de bapteme de Madame Elisabeth

vintage everyday: Vintage Photographic Studio Cards

Quotes Typo Vintage Photographic Studio Card // Awesome Lettering and Ornamentation

Anne Wagner album, 1795-1834.  Venus in sole visa. .... (1795-1834)

Beautiful calligraphy from an early century friendship book, from the New York Public Libraray Digital Gallery…thanks RareRedBird…

Rodama: a blog of 18th century & Revolutionary French trivia: Marie-Antoinette's Wardrobe Book

This book, recently the subject of a video in the Le Point "Incredible treasures of history" series, is Marie-Antoinette's "Gazett.

Important fragment de la tapisserie brodée par la reine et sa belle-sœur, Madame Elisabeth

Important fragment de la tapisserie brodée par la reine et sa belle-sœur, Madame Elisabeth

Perfil de María Antonieta tallado en madera en Versalles

VERSAILLES - detail from the CLOSET of LOUIS XVI, gilded medallion with the face of Marie-Antoinette Under the direction of architect Richard Mique, boiseries/ woodwork sculptors: Jean-Siméon and Jean-Hugues Rousseau (via Réunion des musées nationaux)

Signed Wedding Contract of Marie and Louis XVI.

Marie Antoinette Louis XVI wedding contract with their signatures

Marie Antoinette's signature

Marie Antoinette's last inscription in her prayer book. On October at half past four in the morning, she wrote in the back of her prayer book, "My God, have pity on me! My eyes have no more tears to cry for you my poor children;

Carpet/tapestry embroidered by Marie Antoinette and Madame Elisabeth while they were imprisoned.   -cries- Of course, its all the way in Versailles. I vant to see eet!

Carpet/tapestry embroidered by Marie Antoinette and Madame Elisabeth while they were imprisoned. -cries- Of course, its all the way in Versailles. I vant to see eet!

18th century Trade Card: "Worcester China-Warehouse, Aldersgate Street, London" - "it created a huge amount of interest because previously fine porcelain was not offered for sale in shops, but by individual samples being hawked around by travelling salesmen. The idea of being able to go into a single shop and see an entire dinner service displayed, and “Would Modom like it in white… or white?” was entirely new."

century trading card of Worcester China-Warehouse in Aldersgate Street, London.

And from within, this unusual and rather lovely "Pica Hair-line". Undated but from around the late 1800s.

And from within, this unusual and rather lovely "Pica Hair-line". Undated but from around the late

Giving Birth in Public. At Versailles, not only the Queen, but princesses of the royal blood were required to give birth in public. Why? To prevent any substitution of the infant in case he was destined to reign. I say “he” by design, because France’s unwritten constitution prevented women to step unto the throne in their own right, though they could, and often did govern the Kingdom as Regents.

Drawing of the birth of Marie-Therese-Charlotte de France, Madame Royale, French school

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