We all know the story of France’s joining the American cause of liberty from Britain. King Louis XVI considered himself a friend of President George Washington and wished to offer him a magnificent gift. Unfortunately and ironically, the French Revolution prevented the great gift to be delivered to the American hero. One of my contributors sent these images of a suite of Louis XVI gilt furniture with Aubusson covers with their “American themes” which are now in the Metropolitan Museum in New York. Along with the furniture a series of Gobelin Tapestries were to accompany the furniture as gifts from the King. This is an amazing story which I felt should be given greater exposure. This is an amazing story. A gift from a King to a rebellious American cause only to lose his head by his own band of revolutionaries. The irony of it all!
Thomas Moore email: TMooreSr@me.com Telephone: 801.791.9918