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from Marie Antoinette's Playhouse

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Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette; detail from a portrait of Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette and Archduke Maximilian of Austria by Joseph Hauzinger. Circa 1776.

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Louis XVI's coronation at Reims Cathedral, 1774. Public discontent was rising during this period of Elightenment and Louis XVI tried to begin reforms but the nobles were resistant.

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Explanation of Louis XVI style Chairs One would think the difference between Louis XV and Louis XVI styles to be self-evident...

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I love this painting of Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, their family and friends boating on the lake at Versailles on a balmy, golden Autumn afternoon.

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from Tatianas Tea Room

Versailles: Marie Antoinette's Private Apartments

The Méridienne, its daybed tucked into a mirrored alcove, was a place for rest and relaxation. Given to Marie Antoinette by Louis XVI in 1782 to celebrate the birth of the Dauphin, this lovely retreat followed the delicate Rococo style

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