The Méridienne, its daybed tucked into a mirrored alcove, was a place for rest and relaxation. Given to Marie Antoinette by Louis XVI in 1782 to celebrate the birth of the Dauphin, this lovely retreat followed the delicate Rococo style | post Versailles: Marie Antoinette's Private Apartments #interiordesign
Marie Antoinette's Pear Diamonds. These diamond earrings once supposedly belonged to Marie Antoinette. The earrings were later acquired by the Grand Duchess Tatiana Yousupoff. Their authenticity was attested to in an affidavit by Russian Princess Zenaide Yousupoff and her son, Prince Felix Yousupoff, stating that they originally belonged to Queen Marie-Antoinette and had never been reset in the one hundred years that they were in the family.