Wooden, leather lined, with a rounded lid, reinforced and bordered with wrought iron bands.
studded, and trimmed with wide wooden protective strips. With inscriptions on the lid
in small brass nails " Chambre de Madame fille du Roi n°4 ". Closed by two locks
locked under wrought-iron covers.
Transportable by two strong folding wrought-iron handles.
With, in the lid, engraving of Marie Thérèse of France and handwritten note "This
trunk belonged to Marie Thérèse of France, sister of Louis XVII. The wife of the
Temple made it his own. When this woman died, it passed into the hands of one of its
heirs, on whose death it was sold to me along with papers from the revolutionary era".
Height: 51 cm.
Length: 1m12 x 53 cm.
Uses of use. Around 1780-1790.
Called Ladies under Louis XV, it wasn't until Louis XVI that the only daughter of the King (apart from Sophie
of France, who died when she was one year old), Marie Thérèse of France was called "Madame Fille du Roi", which became commonly known as the "King's Daughter".
Marie-Thérèse Charlotte de Bourbon, "Madame Royale", Duchess of Angouleme
Daughter of Louis XVI (Versailles 1778-Görz, Austria, 1851).
Imprisoned in the Temple in 1792, she was exchanged three years later for Conventional prisoners.
of the Austrians. She married her cousin the Duke of Angoulême in 1799.