Scented mini cushion with monogram of Marie-Antoinette
In 1786, 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 from Lyons, to produce embroideries for the bed and chairs to match the new wall hangings. The pattern includes the Queen's favourite flowers, rose, lilies and garland of cronflowers, framing her monogram. The designs by Bony, kept at Versailles, were used to reproduce the embroidery of the bed head in the Queen's bedroom, which was inaugurated in 1976 after being restored.