This sweet little commode - made by Jean-Henri Riesener of inlaid woods, bronze, and marble - was designed for Marie Antoinette's private apartments at Marly. One can't help but wonder what the queen stored inside this commode - trinkets, sheet music, love notes from admirers, the stern, admonishing letters written to her from her mother in Austria? Learn more about Marie Antoinette:

Chair made for Marie Antoinette. I love this chair!!

Marie Antoinette's armchair from the Palace of Versailles.

One of Marie Antoinette’s chairs in her apartments at Versailles

Shoe, Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette's writing table, a gift for her 29th birthday

private bedchamber of marie antoinette in the petit trianon

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Marie Antoinette painted in 1780

Jewelry was very important to high status individuals. Pearls were also a simple of purity which were Marie Antoinette's favorite.

Furniture made for the Château de Compiègne for Marie Antoinette


Commode from the Cabinet of Marie Antoinette 1782

Marie Antoinette's Palace of Versailles

Appartements privés de Marie-Antoinette , le Grand cabinet de la reine . Versailles , France

Antique Louis XVI secretary, 1783 ~ by Jean Henri Riesener (French, 1734–1806). Oak veneered with ebony, black and gold Japanese lacquer, tulipwood, holly and black stained holly, amaranth, gilt-bronze mounts, white marble -- made for Queen Marie Antoinette at Versailles.

Marie Antoinette Vanity

Commode Jean Henri Riesener (French, Gladebeck, near Hessen 1734–1806 Paris) Date: 1783 Culture: French, Paris Medium: Oak veneered with ebony and 17th-century Japanese lacquer; interiors veneered with tulipwood, amaranth, holly, and ebonized holly; gilt-bronze mounts; marble top;

Visit the private apartments of Marie Antoinette at Versailles Castle

Set of Furniture Jean-Baptiste-Claude Sené  (1748–1803) Maker: Painted and gilded by Louis-François Chatard (ca. 1749–1819) Date: 1788 Culture: French (Paris) Medium: Carved, painted and gilded walnut; modern off-white cotton twill embroidered in silk Classification: Woodwork-Furniture Credit Line: Gift of Ann Payne Blumenthal, 1941 Accession Number: 41.205.1-.3a, b

Marie Antoinette's cabinet de toilette (dressing room), Palace of Saint-Cloud, France