In 1784, the whatchmaker Pierre Kintzing and the cabinetmaker David Roentgen,presented at Versailles the Joueuse de Tympanon, an automaton looking like Marie Antoinette. It is said that the automaton’s hair were those of the Queen and that its dress had been created/made with the same fabric of one of Maria Antoinette dresses. The music played by the Joueuse was composed by Christoph Willibald Gluck Allemand; a German composer who was also the Queen’s music teacher. Marie antoinette, who understood the value of such a creation bought it in 1785 and donated it to the accademy of sciences. The Joueuse de tympanon , survived the horrors of the revolution is now in the Museum of Arts and Crafts in Paris yet fully functional.
‘ i swear to every damn god in the sky and elsewhere, i’m going go kill josephine. ’ the dwarf glanced over her shoulder in the mirror, looking at rim with a frown. ‘ she wants me to wear this to the wint- er palace. ’ she turned around and stepped more into the light, letting the qunari see the dress.
not just any dress. a ball gown, ea- sily engulfing nohemi, full of frills and lace. ‘ i don’t even know how i’m supposed to move in this thing, much less dance. ’
Amelia had recently gotten engaged to Ingrid and was on her way to tell Blue. “Blue! I’m getting married, Ingrid proposed to me.” Amelia said excitedly showing Blue the ring. Amelia was really excited and wanted to go and shop for dresses.