Part of the French Crown Jewels. Made for Marie-Therese, Duchesse d'Angouleme, daughter of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, in 1819-1820.
Tiara of Marie Therese Charlotte, the Duchesse d’Angouleme, daughter of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.
Marie Therese, daughter of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI, dressed in mourning in honor of her murdered parents.
A portrait of the daughter of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette in 1827: Marie-Thérèse-Charlotte de France, duchesse dAngoulême, by Alexandre Francois Caminade. [original image]
Belonged to Queen Marie-Amelie; set includes earrings & brooches. Part of the French Crown Jewels.
The dining table where Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI supped, while being attended to and watched by members of the court.
Madame Tussaud was forced to make death masks of people she had known. To name a few, Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, Marat and Robespierre.
The key to the Petit Trianon. Given to Marie-Antoinette by her husband Louis XVI in June of 1774. When he gave it to her there was a ribbon on it with 531 diamonds.
The Royal family in 1781 at the birth of the Dauphin Louis-Joseph. From left to right, the three Artois children, the Comtesse d'Artois, Artois, Louis XVI, Madame Royale, the Dauphin on Marie-Antoinette's lap, Madame Elisabeth, the Provences. Provence looks none too happy and his wife Madame was quite put out by the baby's birth. As Nesta Webster says in Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette before the Revolution: The truth is that it was the fact of [Marie-Antoinette] having children that increase...
British Crown Jewels: The George IV State Diadem - 1820 by Rundell, Bridge and Rundell for the coronation of George IV. Its design features roses, thistles and shamrocks, the floral symbols of England, Scotland and Ireland respectively. In her will, Queen Victoria left the diadem to the Crown, not only ensuring the diadem would be worn by future monarchs but thereby also making the diadem part of the British Crown Jewels.
On 10 July 1900 Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria (later Crown Prince) married Duchess Marie-Gabrielle in Bavaria, daughter of Duke Karl-Theodor in Bavaria and Princess Marie José of Portugal. The bride was the niece of the Empress Elisabeth of Austria and the sister of Queen Elisabeth of the Belgians. The couple married in Munich. After Marie Gabrielle died Rupprecht would marry Princess Antoinette of Luxembourg, a 2nd cousin of Marie Gabrielle.
The Hope Diamond began life as a large 112.8 carat diamond. It was originally purchased by King Louis the 14th. He had the court jewelers re-cut the stone to a more pleasing shape and it was reduced in size to just over 67 carats. This stunning gem was also with Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette when they attempted to flee France during the revolution. It was taken from them and turned over to the government. This was another treasure stolen during the revolution in 1792.
The Dowager Empress Marie Feodorovna and her son Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, 1896. The Dowager Empress was surprised to be a widow at the age of 46, suddenly demoted from Queen of Russia. She disliked being upstaged by her daughter-in-law, Alexandra, who she considered unfit to be Empress of Russia. She had to be ordered by the court to share the Crown Jewels with Alexandra! Marie known as "Minnie" was from Denmark. She and Alexandra were polar opposites: Minnie loved court society while Alexand
Maria Christina, Duchess of Teschen, 1765, by Meister der Erzherzoginnenportraits (Maria Christina Johanna Josepha Antonia; 13 May 1742 – 24 June 1798), called "Mimi", was the fourth daughter and fifth child of Maria Theresa of Austria and Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor. She was the Regent (governor) of the Austrian Netherlands in 1781–1793. She was the sister of the French Queen Marie Antoinette.
...Fauteuil Attributed to Nicolas Foliot Mid-18th century France Wood, carved and gilt, upholstered in red velvet, silver embroidery. This armchair is part of a suite which was made for Louis XV's daughter, the Princess of Parma, who decorated her Italian palace with furniture imported from Paris.
The Grand Duchess Vladimir Tiara. Part of the Romanov family jewels, it was spirited out of Russia after the Revolution and purchased by Queen Mary in 1921. It originally had pearls in the circles, which were removed and replaced with emeralds. A copy was made without the emeralds. Camilla has been seen wearing the emerald version of this crown.
This locket was made complete with key and mini lock. The locket is somewhat heart shaped, with a delicate filigree design in thin metal along the edges. What almost looks like a cut crystal is hinged at the top and secured by the lock. Inside is a blond lock of hair and note that reads: A lock of hair of MARIE ANTOINETTE, Queen of FRANCE given by her to Lady Abercorn by whom it was given to her sister Lady Julia Lockwood, whose daughter Lady Napier gave it to W.S. 1853.