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Appartements privés de Marie-Antoinette, the secret, well hidden small spiral staircase behind a discreet panel, in the palace of Versailles.

https://flic.kr/p/bVbjPi | Appartements privés de Marie-Antoinette - 06/32 | La chambre d'apparat de la reine comme on la voit rarement, "de l'intérieur". On voit d'ailleurs surtout les touristes qui se pressent en rangs serrés. C'est par cette porte que Marie Antoinette s'est enfuie le 6 octobre 1789 au petit matin pour rejoindre la chambre du roi.

The apartments of Marie Antoinette: A view from just inside the ‘secret doorway’ in the Queen’s bedroom.

Tea at Trianon: Marie-Antoinette's Wardrobe Book, 1782

Marie Antoinette’s Wardrobe Book from Wardrobe Book of the Queen was presented to her daily by her Mistress of the Robes together with a pincushion; Marie Antoinette would prick the book with a pin to indicate her choices.

Rodama: a blog of 18th century & Revolutionary French trivia: Marie-Antoinette's Wardrobe Book

This book, recently the subject of a video in the Le Point "Incredible treasures of history" series, is Marie-Antoinette's "Gazett.

When she was young, her powdery hair fell in staight ringlets around her neck. It was long before the infamous pompadour wigs.

When she was young, her powdery hair fell in staight ringlets around her neck. It was long before the infamous pompadour wigs.(note her "Hapsburg" bottom lip/jaw that juts out?

Marie Antoinette saying... "Daring I want a daytime look, I don't want to look like I'm trying too hard" ... Royal hairdresser says ... Ok ... No butterflies ... "I'll go with the robins eggs".   Vanity fairest ;)

Wendy Paula Patterson depicts Queen of France Marie Antoinette and her crimper.

Detail of Marie Antoinette's bed

PASSEMENTERIE Silk braided and corded tassel, trim, and fringe ~ Marie-Antoinette"s bedroom at Versailles

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