27 mai 2015

Marie Antoinette's armchair among highlights in Christie's Important French Furniture and Works of Art sale

A royal Louis XVI giltwood fauteuil en bergère which was made for Marie Antoinette by François II Foliot. Estimate: £300,000-500,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2015. LONDON.- For centuries Christie’s has been the auction house of choice for landmark sales of French decorative arts, including the Givenchy, Lagerfeld, Ojjeh, Rothschild, Wildenstein, Riahi and Champalimaud collections. This tradition continues with Taste of the Royal Court: Important French Furniture and Works of Art from a Private Collection,... [Lire la suite]

20 janvier 2014

'The Jewels of the Romanovs, Family & Court' by Stefano Papi

Jewellery created by René Lalique between 1898 and 1904. Image by: Sotheby’s A folding miniature portrait holder containing pictures of Alexander III, Maria Feodorovna's children and their dates of birth. Image By: Sotheby's An imperial diamond jewel from the mid-18th century. Image by: Sotheby's The Grand Duchess Elizabeth with a lady-in-waiting in 1897. During his 1896 coronation, Nicholas II gave Grand Duke Vladimir this Fabergé box. Image by: Sotheby's A handwritten note from Nicholas II, which reads: ‘Alix and I... [Lire la suite]
17 juin 2013

An historic antique jeweled necklace at Wartski-Masterpiece London 2013

An historic antique jeweled necklace – Photo courtesy of Wartski, London Formed as a fringe of twenty one graduated drop-shaped grey natural pearls, each suspended from an old-cut diamond collet mounted to the diamond ribbon which intertwines the ruby collar, the collar is set with twelve button-shaped grey natural pearls which are mounted in gold.  The pearls of this exquisite necklace, which date to circa 1780, are believed to have belonged to the inexorably extravagant Marie Antoinette, the last Queen... [Lire la suite]
09 juin 2013

Cameo Ring with Marie Antoinette and the Dauphin, French, late 18th century

Cameo Ring with Marie Antoinette and the Dauphin, French, late 18th century, gold, silver, diamonds, sardonyx, 3/4 x 11/16 in. (1.9 x 1.7 cm). The Walters Art Museum The rectangular bezel of this ring is set with a sardonyx cameo featuring portrait busts of Queen Marie Antoinette of France (1755-93) and her son the Dauphin (1785-95). The cameo is surrounded by a border of diamond sparks in silver mounts (collets). The forked shoulders each enclose a tulip originally set with a crystal and connect to the channeled... [Lire la suite]
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25 mai 2013

Brooch. Theo Fennell

Brooch. Theo Fennell. Photo courtesy Theo Fennell Plc This unique brooch pays homage to Frances most frivolous and infuriating queen, the ill-fated Marie Antoinette - who courted controversy throughout her short life and still attracts argument long after her gory death. Price on request MASTERPIECE 2013 LONDON. 27 june-3 july. Theo Fennell Plc. 169 Fulham Road London, SW3 6SP United Kingdom. T 020 7591 5000 - F 020 7591 5001 - customerservice@theofennell.com
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31 janvier 2013

181 carats, De Beers - Marie Antoinette Necklace

181 carats, De Beers - Marie Antoinette Necklace The main diamonds which dominate the uniqueness of Marie Antoinette Necklace are in the front with leading pink color diamond at the top and 2 yellow diamonds below it directly. The Marie Antoinette Necklace is at 9th in the list of Top 10 Most Expensive Jewelry and is currently priced at over Three point Seven Million.
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05 août 2012

Annie Leibovitz, Marie Antoinette by Sophia Coppola, Vogue September 2006

Annie Leibovitz, Marie Antoinette by Sophia Coppola, Vogue September 2006
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05 août 2012

Versailles, la nuit. Appartements privés de Marie Antoinette

Versailles, la nuit. Appartements privés de Marie Antoinette 
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08 avril 2011

Sèvres. Coquetier en porcelaine tendre provenant du service à perles et barbeaux de Marie Antoinette. XVIIIe siècle, vers 1781

Sèvres. Coquetier en porcelaine tendre provenant du service à perles et barbeaux de Marie Antoinette. XVIIIe siècle, vers 1781. Photo Pescheteau-Badin à décor polychrome de semis de barbeaux entre deux rangs de perles sur fond vert, filets or sur les bords. Marqué : LL entrelacés, sans lettre-date, marques de peintre de Madame Gérard et Weydinger. Haut. : 4,3 cm. Sèvres. Estimation : 4 000 / 6 000 € Photo courtesy Cyrille Froissart Commandé en juillet 1781 et probablement exécuté sur des échantillons fournis par... [Lire la suite]
07 juillet 2010

Sotheby's Sets Record for Treasures Aristocratic Heirlooms's Sale

A monumental silver wine cooler, weighing 168 pounds (11 ½ stone or 2597 oz.) and measuring well over a meter across, sold for £2,505,250 to an Asian private. Photo: Sotheby's LONDON.- The most important piece of English silver to come to the market in 50 Years, a monumental silver wine cooler, weighing 168 pounds (11 ½ stone or 2597 oz.) and measuring well over a meter across, sold this evening at Sotheby’s for £2,505,250, establishing a new record price for English silver. The spectacular cistern, as “Large as... [Lire la suite]