After 7 years of work, the Turkish boudoir at the Palace of Fontainebleau  will be open to the public for the first time in its history, from May 11, 2015.
The Fontainebleau Turkish boudoir is the last remaining testimony of “royal turqueries” en vogue in the eighteenth century largely inspired by the Orient. Designed in 1777 for Marie Antoinette by the Rousseau brothers, he is one of the jewels of the castle.

Starting in the 16th century, turquerie was the craze for all things oriental in Europe.

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French Queen Marie-Antoinette “en grand habit de cour” by Jean-Baptiste Gautier Dagoty, 1775. Versailles. These are a few variants of the same painting in tapestry, cameo, engraving and miniature painting and details. A favorite of Harriett Pullman Carolan.

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I have been quite busy these days. But here is my new parcel.

The new Margaret story and Oscar and André’s wedding.

The Margaret story is about a clock given to Marie-Antoinette but first has been in the Jarjayes family’s hands.

The second is a short magazine about Oscar and André’s wedding. I don’t know if the story is really interesting but gosh… Ikeda, please, make a little effort! What is this hand exactly? (an unexperienced assistant I hope)