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Golden Boiserie

Six magnificent panels and eight side strips; carved wood on a dull golden background, executed after cartoons by Clodion by order of Queen Marie Antoinette of France.

In all probability these panels were to be placed in one of the Queen's chateaux which were burned down during the Revolution. There are very similar panels still in the apartments de la reine in Versailles. During the Napoleonic days it is believed and stands to reason that these panels were brought to Austria by the Empress Marie Louise who was an Austrian Grand Duchess, as we purchased them from the Administration of the former Imperial Family.

The gilt of the golden background is magnificently soft and mellow, and has been applied to the wood with stencil in various designs. These panels are considered to be absolutely unique