GALERIE DES REINES
QUARTET SET MARIE-ANTOINETTE & LOUIS XVI
Queens' Hall quartet set, Marie-Antoinette glasses and Louis XVI tumblers.
Collection Queens' Hall
One year after Galerie des rois (Gallery of Kings), the Palace of Versailles and Saint-Louis unveil Galerie des reines (Gallery of Queens), in tribute to four iconic sovereigns: Maria Theresa of Spain, Marie Leszczynska, Marie Antoinette, and Maria Amalia of Naples and Sicily. This new collection of four short-stemmed footed crystal glasses, featuring motifs inspired by Versailles décors, celebrates, once again, the Cristallerie’s glassmaking know-how and the historic friendship that bonds the two institutions. The varied motifs of Galerie des reines show the full range of Saint-Louis techniques and are inspired by the decorative arts in fashion at Versailles over the lifetimes of these four iconic queens.
The Queens’ Hall and Kings' Hall collections, stemming from a lineage which rings out as clearly as the glass itself, is a new testament to the bond between the Palace of Versailles and Saint Louis.
Every day, Saint Louis reinterprets an age old art of hosting, in a contemporary and joyful way The Cristallerie thus harks back to the purpose of the Palace of Versailles, both a witness to the history of France and a palace for celebration.
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