Marie-Antoinette Tapestry Pouch
Marie Antoinette (1755-1793)
This pouch is inspired by a detail from Marie Antoinette's head-board.
The roses and lilies, tied with a garland of cornflowers, are directly inspired by the design for a quilt.
In 1786, when Marie-Antoinette decided to renew her summer furnishings, that is to say, the decorative textiles of her royal bedroom, the Garde-Meuble asked Jean-François Bony, an embroiderer in Lyons, to make embroideries for the bed and chairs to match the new wall hangings.
The pouch reproduces the pattern for the quilt, which is the only original element that survived the Revolution.