Arrived at #LesPuces (the fleas) market in #SaintOuen in the 18th arrondissement of Paris, the day after France won the World Cup... so guess what, most dealers were still celebrating (hungover) and decided not to open for business (_ _).。o○
After bypassing hustlers of cheap LV handbags, counterfeit jerseys, and cellphones(?!) and potential pickpockets by the huge concrete overpass, be prepared to be overwhelmed by the labyrinths behind #RuedesRosiers where shops stock everything imaginable from furniture, lighting, decors, fireplace mantels, gilded mirrors, taxidermy, tableware, vintage clothes, posters, books, pots and pans and more in designs from #midcenturymodern, #artdeco, to #LouisXVI, antique or not. The orange UFO at #MarcheDauphine reminded me of #Barbarella. Bargained down a Paul Colin poster from 120 to 100€ yet still somehow felt cheated... You can see some of the “pre-antique” pieces in some of the half open stalls at #marcheVernaison. Plan well and go early on a Saturday or Sunday before it gets crowded in the afternoon. #marcheAntica #marcheBiron #marcheCambo #marcheMalassis #marcheSerpette #marchePaulBert #antiqueshopping #parisfleamarket

@kemp_murder_party une société qui m'offre un nouveau Thème #revolutionfrancaise : " Les dessous de la révolution française " by #herminekemp #sacd . Des #expertscomptables et #commissairesauxcomptes géniaux 👏👏👏👏👏👌👌👌👌 #cabinetcellance#lemans #investis dans leurs rôles #louisxvi #marieantoinette #danton #desmoulins #robespierre #olympedegouges #charlottecorday #amazonerouge#antoinelouis #guillotine Qui a assassiné le frère de Louis XVI , le comte de Provence Henri dit "Le jeune "❓⁉️...photo by @joe_lafourbe #chateaueporce #👏👏👏

The Saint-Denis Basilica was built in the 1140s over top of an even older church. It houses the remains of dozens of French monarchs, dating back to the 6th century. Even better, it was largely free of tourists! An incredible hidden gem!
#Cathedral #Royalty #Paris #Bourbon #Gothic #Architecture #nofilter #LouisXVI

Slowly building my fashion history library and so stoked about this new addition! Thank you @dressed_podcast for the recommendation.💛 This book is the Baby Ruth to my Sloth. Truly fascinating and beautifully written. Highly recommend to my fellow fashion history nerds (and Francophiles too!)

Neoclassical rotundity💥
⛳️”Billard aux sphinges” by Mathurin-Louis Cosson, 1833.
Acquired in 1834 by King Louis-Philippe I er for the Tuileries Palace in Paris.
📌Second Antichambre, ground floor / Château de Maisons

Louis XVI’s younger sister, Madame Élisabeth, shown playing a harp and wearing dress with full skirt. Painting by Charles Leclercq in 1783. #louisxvi #madameelisabeth #18thcentury #arthistory #harps #leclercq #france #frenchroyalty #portraits

Back home in Aarhus 📻📺 Making room for my thrifted Louis “je ne sais quoi” canapé 🕰 I love all the beautiful carvings 🕸
#antiques #retro #louisxv #louisxvi #canape #onemanstrash #anotherwomanstreasure #genbrug #genbrugsguld #interior #interiør #design #alltheboyswillhateit #home #homeinterior #recycling

⚜️ • 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐥𝐞𝐬 𝐀𝐥𝐞𝐱𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐫𝐞 𝐝𝐞 𝐂𝐚𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐧𝐞 𝐩𝐚𝐫 𝐄𝐥𝐢𝐳𝐚𝐛𝐞𝐭𝐡 𝐕𝐢𝐠é𝐞 𝐋𝐞 𝐁𝐫𝐮𝐧, 𝟏𝟕𝟖𝟒 •
Né à Douai le 20 janvier 1734, dans une famille de la noblesse de Lorraine.
Il fût Ministre et contrôleur général des finances de Louis XVI il exerce cette fonction du 3 novembre 1783 au 17 mai 1787 date où il fût congédié en raison de son incompétence, il aurait renfoncé la crise économique qui secoue alors le France. Il s'est retrouvé au cœur des grandes spéculations boursières sous Louis XVI. Il meurt à Paris, le 30 octobre 1802. Il avait 68 ans.

A small selection of old French cons spanning Louis XIV through to Napoleon III incl. Louis XIV, XV, XVI & XVIII, napoleon I and III, Charles X and Louis-Philippe I #frenchcoins #ancienrégime #monarchy #revolution #louisXIV #louisXv #louisXVI #louisXVIII #charlesX #napoleonbonaparte #firstfrenchempire #secondfrenchempire #louisphilippe #napoleonIII #silverecu #solver5francs #crownsizesilvercoins #silvercoins #numismatics #coins #silver #history #monarchy

Queen Marie Antoinette, en Gaulle, after Vigee LeBrun, in 1783, when rhe Queen was 27 years old By @jagdeille - Ignasi Lopez Vidal of the Spanish Bilaric Islands. - JAG de I'lle

We are now returning to posting images of Marie Antoinette, mostly recent drawings and paintings of the Queen in her days of beauty, luxury and glory before the Revolution, with a few from the tragic years of the Revolution.

My first choice was an especially beautiful rendition by @jagdeille of Marie Antoinette, as the shepherdess Queen in her chemise dress. When this painting was displayed at the great salon, it caused an enormous scandal because it showed the Queen of France dressed as a commoner – some even said she was displayed in her underwear.

In my post yesterday, of the pornographic drawing from 1790, “Ma Constitution”, showing Lafayette in erotic pose with the Queen, I received comment comments that triggered this post and other excellent comments I want to mention and coment on as well.

•Part 2•
Charismatic and beautiful, Gabrielle became the undisputed leader of the Queen's exclusive circle and ensured that few entered without her approval. Gabrielle was considered by many of her friends to be elegant, sophisticated, charming, and entertaining. Gabrielle and Marie soon aroused the envy and jealousy. Jealous courtiers started spreading all kinds of nasty and vicious rumours about Marie Antoinette and her friends. The most innocent amusement was turned into something cruel and lascivious. Gabrielle was accused of being Marie Antoinette's lover and wasting the people's money on expensive and extravagant whims. None of this is true. Some historians believe that Gabrielle was cunning, others that she was used and a pawn of her family. I tend to side with the second theory, as it has now been calculated that Madame De Pompadeur, Louis XV's mistress spent in just one year what Gabrielle spent in her 14 years at Versailles. Another scandal around her was caused when she was appointed Governess of the Children of France. She was also given a 13-room apartment at Versailles, while previous governesses had to make do with only 4 or 5 rooms. She took her job very seriously, and people said Marie’s children were very well educated.
In 1780, Gabrielle's husband was given the title duc de Polignac, thus making Gabrielle a duchess, a further source of irritation to the courtiers.
Eventually Marie Antoinette began to tire of the Duchess de Polignac and the ambitions of her family. In 1785, Gabrielle went England, where she visited friends, which included Georgiana Cavendish. During her time in England, she earned the nickname "Little Po," due to her delicate constitution. She eventually returned to France, and the months leading up to the July 1789 outbreak of the French Revolution saw the Queen and the duchess de Polignac become close again. Then when the Bastille was stormed, Marie Antoinette, fearing Gabrielle may be murdered, begged her to leave. The duchess refused. She wanted to be there for Marie Antoinette and Louis in their hour of need. But the Queen wouldn't have it. "Remember that you are a mother," she told Gabrielle.
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