Saturday, November 22, 2014


From Vive la Reine: "A poster announcing the auction of furniture from the estate of the Petit Trianon, authorized by the act of June 10th, 1793." Share


lara77 said...

What the French Republic(s) ALWAYS did best; selling off and destroying a nation's legacy. The First Republic destroying Versailles and the Third Republic selling off the Crown Jewels and destroying the Tuileries Palace. Barbarians and fanatics in action.

elena maria vidal said...

It's amazing they got any of it back!

lara77 said...

You are right! There is also some delicious satisfaction in knowing that the republic spends millions to bring back the treasures sold at a pittance centuries ago!