Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette's husband, king of France. As the former King of France, Louis XVI was executed by guillotine on January 21, 1793. The National Convention had taken power a few months earlier.
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
Portrait of Louis XVI of France with bust of Marie Antoinette by Alexandre Roslin, 1782-1783 (PD-art/old), Zamek Królewski w Warszawie (ZKW), one of the portraits assembled by Stanislaus Augustus for his Conference Room at the Royal Castle in Warsaw