Splendeur de la Cour de Saxe, Dresde à Versailles
Château de Versailles

Musée national de Château de Versailles, jusqu'au 23 avril 2006.

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The pieces installed in the Gallery des Glaces during this exceptional exhibition come from the Court that Voltaire regarded as the second of Europe, after louis XIV, the Court of Frederic Auguste 1st, Prince Electeur of Saxony and king of Poland, better known under the name of Auguste II the Fort.  300 sumptuous pieces of its personal collection are thus sheltered under golds of Versailles during the restoration of the Green Vault of Dresden which will lodge them definitively.  Dresden, the Florence of Elba, was particularly hurted by the bombardments at the end of the second world war.  The authorities had fortunately taken care to move the treasures of its museums before the flood of fire.  The Courts of Saxony and Versailles maintained close and family links during royalties.  This complicity finds itself in the exhibited works of art, with the undeniable influences of style.  Some treasures worthy of a royal cabinet of curiosity are revealed, in particular the famous Dresden chinas whose receipt was carefully kept.  A saddle of embroidered money and gold parade, offered by louis XIV to Auguste the Fort, shows us the magnificence of the royal gifts of the time.  Muds of China with blue dragons with the traineau of the Court of Louis XV, here a collection of toys of princes such as they never will exist again.

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