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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.


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.


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


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.

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