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tiara time! Marie Thérèse’s Diamond Tiara

After the Bourbon Restoration, especially once she was dauphine, Marie Thérèse required many a parure to suit her rank. Most of these jewels were lost, dismantled or sold, much like the 18th Century French Monarchy. (That simile was weak! Sorry.) … Continue reading

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More Madame Elisabeth

Well, after the “white Dauphine” post from yesterday and the overwhelming response that the picture is most definitely Louis XVI‘s younger sister the Princesse Elisabeth, aka Madame Elisabeth, I thought we’d earned a closer look at the the sister-in-law supreme. … Continue reading

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