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Madame Campan remembers: Louis XV saw very little of his family. He came every morning by a private staircase into the apartment of Madame Adelaide. He often brought and drank there coffee that he had made himself. Madame Adelaide pulled a bell which apprised Madame Victoire of the King’s visit; Madame Victoire, on rising to
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