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One year after the “Galerie des rois”, the Palace of Versailles and Saint-Louis present “Galerie des reines”, a tribute to four iconic queens from Marie-Thérèse, to Maria-Amalia. The varied patterns show the full range of know-how at Saint-Louis, and draw their inspiration from the decorative arts in fashion at the Palace of Versailles under the respective reigns of these illustrious queens.

These short-stemmed footed glasses with their generous bowls and ringed stems boast ideal handling for easy, convenient daily use. The bases are stamped with the initials of each of the queens and the Palace of Versailles x Saint-Louis seal, the emblem of this constantly-renewed partnership, making the perfect pretext to engage in the art of conversation. The crown pattern is cut in the glass and revealed as you drink, while the identity of each queen is unveiled at the end of the meal.

Produced as a special preview edition for the Palace of Versailles, the gift case is available only by pre-order between 1st June and 30 September 2020, with profits going to the restoration and refurnishing of the Palace of Versailles.

Dimensions: 88mm diameter, 141mm high and volume of 21cl.
Price: €380

Deliver or collection: from 15 october to 15 december 2020

Marie-Thérèse d’Autriche
Deep bevels catch the eye and pay tribute to Maria-Theresa (1638-1683), Infanta of Spain (“the Empire on which the sun never sets”), who brought the grandeur and lifestyle of the Spanish court to life who reigned alongside Louis XIV.
Marie Leszczynska
Fine bevels evoke the shell shapes typical of Rococo style and the fireworks of days of celebrations and pleasure under Marie Leszczynska (1703-1768), the queen, painter and polyglot who had a great influence over the artistic life of her times, alongside Louis XV.
Marie-Antoinette d’Autriche
Beading and a frieze of fine, angled bevels suggesting bucolic ears of corn – patterns drawn from Antiquity – refer to the tastes of Marie-Antoinette (1755-1793), and to the gardens and flowers she had nurtured at Trianon.
Marie-Amélie de Bourbon-Siciles
A gentle ribbed effect brings a soft, modern touch to the neo-Medieval style appreciated in the days of Maria-Amalia of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, the last queen of France, who inaugurated the Museum of the History of France at the Palace of Versailles with Louis-Philippe.