Marie Antoinette

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Visitors to Versailles 1682-1789, Journeys France – New York

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The exhibition, Visitors to Versailles 1682–1789, moves to The Met Fifth Avenue New York, a journey creator Louis XIV wouldn’t have contemplated in his lifetime

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Pierre Gouthière – French Court Gilder, Glittering at Frick

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The Frick Collection, New York, November 16, 2016 to February 19, 2017, presents an exhibition of works by Pierre Gouthière: Virtuoso Gilder at the French Court

Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun – At Paris, New York & Canada

Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun – At Paris, New York & Canada

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Works by Queen Marie Antoinette’s favourite painter Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun are at Paris till Jan 11, in New York after Feb 15 and in Canada from June 10

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The Roentgen Family Cabinetmakers – Neoclassical Furniture

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The German Roentgen family cabinetmaking firm in operation c1740-1795 produced some of the most outstanding furniture of their age in the neoclassical style

Plain or Fancy, Restraint & Exuberance – What Do You Prefer?

Plain or Fancy, Restraint & Exuberance – What Do You Prefer?

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Plain or Fancy a show on view until August 2013 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art invites visitors to consider their preferences associated with these two words

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The Mistress & The Consort – Paying the Wages of Beauty

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Louis XVI’s Queen Marie Antoinette and Louis XV’s consort Madame du Barry lived at a time of society scandal and political turmoil, paying the wages of beauty