"My mother sees things but from the distance, she does not weigh them in regard to my position; and she judges me too harshly. But she is my mother, who loves me dearly; and when she speaks, I can only bow my head."
Marie Antoinette, August 1775
|Pair of tripod stands (athèniennes) After a design by Jean-Henri Eberts. 1773, Carved and gilded pine; brass liners; gilt bronze. The Metropolitan Museum of Art.|
|Joseph-Marie Vien (1716-1809), Une prêtresse brûle de l'encens sur un trépied, dite La Vertueuse Athénienne. Toile. H. 0,895 ; L. 0,670. 1762. Strasbourg, musée des Beaux-Arts.|
The multi-purpose athénienne was intended for entertaining in the salon or boudoir and was accordingly fitted with casters and an ormolu-mounted patinated copper cassolette, silvered on the inside and containing a removable spirit lamp, above which was set a tin-plated double boiler, surmounted by a marble slab and a patinated copper cover.
|A Pair of Louis XVI Style Atheniennes. Ordered by Lord Duveen through the Decorateur L. Alavoine circa 1932-34. Ormolu mounted giltwood. Christies.|
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