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Marie-Antoinette's Bed

Jean-Baptiste-Claude Sené1787

Château de Fontainebleau
Château de Fontainebleau

The bed for the Queen's Bedchamber was made specially for the room by Sené and Laurent under the direction of Hauré in 1787. Although made for Marie-Antoinette herself, she never actually used it. In 1805, the decision was made to give it to Empress Josephine. For this occasion the wooden panels were adorned with satin broché woven by Gaudin, finished by Savourin and acquired by the royal furniture depository in 1790.

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  • Title: Marie-Antoinette's Bed
  • Date Created: 1787
  • Physical Dimensions: w2100 x d2500 cm
  • Original Title: Lit de Marie-Antoinette
  • Menuisier: Jean-Baptiste-Claude Sené
  • Type: Furniture
  • Rights: (c) Château de Fontainebleau - RMN/ All rights reserved, (c) RMN (Château de Fontainebleau)/ All rights reserved
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  • Medium: Gilt wood, satin broché, passementerie

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