Historic Marie Antoinette Tapestries Up For Auction

Photo of a tapestry made to celebrate Marie Antoinette's wedding to the Dauphin of France.
Photo of a tapestry made to celebrate Marie Antoinette’s wedding to the Dauphin of France.

A set of tapestries made to celebrate Marie Antoinette’s wedding to the Dauphin of France is among prized artworks being auctioned off from one of Ireland finest historic homes.

The owners of Bantry House in Co Cork – once the seat of the Earls of Bantry – said they have taken the difficult decision to sell major contents to raise money for its upkeep.The collection, valued in the region of one million euro, includes furniture and art sourced by the second Earl of Bantry on his travels across Europe, including several 18th century French tapestries.

Source: Irish Independent

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