Marie-Antoinette Square Tapestry Cushion
Marie Antoinette (1755-1793)
This cushion is inspired by a detail from Marie-Antoinette's head-board.
The roses and lilies, tied with a garland of cornflowers, come from 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 produce embroideries for the bed and chairs to match the new wall hangings.
This cushion reproduces the motif of the bed cover, which is the only original element that survived the Revolution.