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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 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. by G27
France - Marie-Antoinettes Fan
Marie-Antoinette's Fan; Acquirer: Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1819-1901) Provenance: Reputedly, Queen Marie-Antoinette; purchased in Paris by Queen Louise of the Belgians for Queen Victoria, 1839; bequeathed to King Edward VII, 1901 Description: acquired for Queen Victoria in Paris by her aunt, Queen Louise of the Belgians (1812-50) in late December 1839, between Queen Victoria’s proposal of marriage to Prince Albert in October 1839 and the royal wedding in February 1840
Revisiting Marie Antoinette's Corset Rebellion
When Marie Antoinette first arrived in the court of France, she was expected to wear the tightly laced grand corps. With the oppressive heat of her first summer in France, Marie Antoinette abandoned her corset and went without. She was thin enough to do so but it caused outrage amongst the courtiers.