Tuesday's Titillating Treasure: A Poupée for a Princess
In To The Scaffold: The Life of Marie Antoinette, Carolly Ericksonwrites that Marie Antoinette received dolls wearing "ballgowns, afternoon dresses, robes and petticoats in a score of delicate shades, the silks embroidered with floral designes or silk ribbon applique, the borders trimmed with serpentine garlands of silver and gold lace."
Most of us know that Marie Antoinette was a unrivaled fashionista, but few know that long before she started receiving trunks of
According to Samy Odin, Curator of the Musée de la Poupée in Paris and a fashionable being in his own right, "We know that Marie Antoinette enjoyed playing with dolls when she was a girl and was especially given many pandoras throughout her life, but they no longer exist. They were destroyed during the Revolution."