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Marie Antoinette's bedroom embroidery

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quartina

I started to say, "Marie was a lucky girl" . . . . . but she wasn't, was she?

maybeso

Glad you all enjoyed this photo. You should really go to this site to enjoy MANY more photos.
http://plays-with-needles.blogspot.com/2012/01/bed-chamber-of-marie-antoinette.html
What you see here is a reproduction of the original. Here's a little info:
?The room along with many other areas of the palace was re-furbished in the mid-20th
century to as close to its original decor as possible by "a small army of master craftsmen
from the dwindling band of highly skilled artisans de luxe who were one of the glories of
the glories of France in Louis XIV's day...
A staff of nine seamstresses under Madame Brocard...worked nine years to re-create the
embroideries in the queen's bedchamber." (Smithsonian magazine, March 1977)
The bed and balustrade were re-sculpted from the old documents.

I do needlepoint and this is just beautiful. Imagine doing this by torch light because there wasn't electricity back then. Was this done by Marie Antoinette herself or one of her ladies in waiting?

Amazing!

gemstone

Oh, my...beautiful...and think of the age. :)

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