Important travel trunk from the suite of...

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Important travel trunk from the suite of...

Important travel trunk from the suite of Queen Marie Antoinette. Made of wood, lined with leather, with a rounded lid, reinforced and lined with studded wrought-iron bands, and trimmed with ten wide wooden protective strips. With inscriptions on the lid made of small brass nails "Chambre de la Reine n°10". Closed by two key locks under wrought iron covers, one of which is partly missing. Transportable by two strong folding wrought iron handles. The interior has been refurbished, but an older lining remains, made of unbleached canvas, presenting in the lid an oval-shaped nailing that held a piece of skin that probably had to be marked with initials or coat of arms. Length: 111 cm. Width: 51 cm. Height: 48 cm. Width of the protective strips: 7 cm. Circa 1780. Provenance : - Claude Louis Rochard who was valet to King Louis of Holland, and his wife born Marthe Marguerite Durand, nanny of Napoleon Charles (1802-1807), first son of Queen Hortense and King Louis. He would hold this trunk from Queen Hortense, according to family tradition. - Then, family transmission until today. Related works: There are two trunks of the same model in the collections of the Palace of Versailles: - The one numbered 9, which has the same unbleached canvas sheathing and the white skin piece missing from the lid of the inside of our model. - The one numbered 8.
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