Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Marie Antoinett's Cabinet

I have shown it for years; 
think you I shall lose it at the moment 
when my sufferings are to end? 

~ Marie Antoinette ~

Topped with beveled Belgian black marble, entwined foliate-cast frieze set with three drawers and centered with the monogram MA for Marie-AntoinetteA central gilt-decorated lacquer panel depicting birds and fruiting branches, flanked by suspended floral garlands; a shaped apron centered with a floral wreath and flanking cornucopiae, and on tapering acanthus-sheathed feet. 

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