Saturday, December 13, 2008

Paris Spectacular Wax Museum- Marie Antoinette and the Scandal of the Necklace

At the Paris Spectacular Wax Museum we find Marie Antoinette, Archduchess of Austria, Queen of France, and wife of King Louis XVI, receiving a necklace from Jeweler Bassenge. Cardinal de Rohan, duped by the charlatan Cagliostro and the Comtess de la Motte, bought the necklace to present to the Queen. However, he was unable to pay for it, and King Louis XVI had him thrown into the Bastille.

A close up of the Queen admiring herself with the necklace.

The Jeweler Bassenge holding the box.

View more on Marie Antoinette here.

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