elegance of history blog: History geek, avid reader and art lover. Here you will find random bits of history, book reviews and musings on art, literature, manners, life, music and anything else that interests me.
The Comte d’Artois, younger brother of Louis XVI, loved beautiful women, but only one completely captured his heart. Her name was Louise d’Esparbès de Lussan. Born in 1764, Louise lost her mother shortly after her birth. Her grandmother raised her until she was 12, when she was then sent to the convent of Panthemont, where
This beautiful coffee set is decorated with portraits of members of the French royal family and was made around 1778-1779. Isn’t it absolutely gorgeous? Here are more pictures: Coffee-pot with portraits of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. Milk jug with images of the Count and Countess of Provence. A covered sugar-pot decorated with images of