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Princess Victoire of France, Madame Victoire, Vintage B and S NY Print

Princess Victoire of France, Madame Victoire, Vintage B and S NY Print

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Vintage B and S NY print of Victoire de France. Vivid colors beautifully matted in linen and encased behind glass in  a black speckled gold accented wood frame. I usually don’t purchase prints, but it and the companion piece of her sister, Sophie(listed separately) were just too amazing to pass up.

⚜️ A little history of Madame Victoire follows below⚜️

I acquired it at the estate of a former lobbyist for the state of Texas where the two pieces hung in her entry. They may have been the first things I saw, and I quickly marked them sold! This estate is so massive it will be sold in 3 parts. I am counting the days until sale #2, lol.

Sourcing the South and the great state of Texas for vintage and antique estate decor is my favorite thing to do...shopping estate sales, auctions, and charity thrift stores to carefully curate a collection of fantastic finds that have and will stand the test of time.

It measures 19.25” tall x 16.25” wide framed.

🩷As with most vintage and antique pieces, there is light wear associated with years of age and use which only only adds to their charm. Please see all the pics as they are considered part of the description.

$182 INCLUDES INSURED SHIPPING in the continental US. 

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A little history on Madame Victoire: 

Marie Louise Thérèse Victoire (May 1733 – June 1799) was a French princess, the daughter of King Louis XV and the popular Queen Marie, known as Maria Theresa, The Good Queen.  She was the the 5th daughter and 7th child of 10. 

She was born at the Palace of Versailles and often described as the most beautiful of the king’s daughters, and stayed there until 1738, when she was sent to live at the Abbey of Fontevrau  in northern France which appears not to have been a pleasant experience. 

In 1748, at the age of 15, she returned to the royal court where she never married. 

After the death of her parents and older brother, her nephew Louis XVI came to the throne with his wife Marie Antoinette in 1774. She and her sister Sophie moved to the Château de Bellevue outside the capital.

When Versailles was stormed, the sisters were at Bellevue and thus not placed under house arrest. They eventually moved to Naples in 1796 where they lived at the home of home of Marie Antoinette's sister, the Queen of Naples before moving to Corfu in 1799.

After her death, she was buried in the royal tomb at the Royal Basilica of Saint Denis, which was plundered and destroyed at the time of the French Revolution.

 

 

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