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« Reply #105 on: June 02, 2006, 08:16:37 AM »
I beleive that in one of the portrait I posted she is wearing this necklace



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« Reply #107 on: June 02, 2006, 01:46:39 PM »
Hello Sissi, the pictures you´ve send are very fantastic !!! Especially also the jewels. Are these reproductions of Marie Amelie´s  jewels? I think so.
And one more question: The portraits of Amelie are also very nice, do you maybe have the first and the third one you send in a bigger version or do you know where to find them in a bigger version?
Because I like them a lot!  I did not find much portraits of her, even if she seemed to be quite nice.
Any idea where to find the ones you send in bigger??
Thanks :) :)
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Re: King Louis Philippe and his family
« Reply #108 on: June 02, 2006, 02:44:52 PM »
A photograph of Queen Marie Amélie ... I think she looked really frightening in old age - just like Prinzregent Luitpold of Bavaria.


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« Reply #109 on: June 02, 2006, 04:39:53 PM »
Yes she does lok frightening!!!! :o

Dear Britt: I will try to find them in a bigger version, I am glad you like them... The necklace is said to be original, but I am not to sure (I will inquire on it), however the other jewels I post are real, they belong to a quite magnificent parure of saphire and diamond. I will try to post some more pictures of it.

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« Reply #110 on: June 02, 2006, 04:43:36 PM »
In fact the necklace is genuine not a replica

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« Reply #111 on: June 02, 2006, 04:50:17 PM »
The necklace is part of a parrure that first belonged to hortense de Beauharnais and then to Marie Amelie


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« Reply #113 on: June 03, 2006, 03:43:58 AM »
Hello Sissi,

It looks really grandious and phantastic...! one stupid question: Are some of them in your own possession or do you have a possibility to have photographed them somewhere else...??

And do you have any idea, how they made the way from Napoleon III´mother to Marie Amelie??
(You said they firstly belonged to Hortense)

Has it something to do with Marie Louise, Napoleons I´s wife, beeing such a close relative to Marie Amelie?

I don´t think so, but it would interest me:

Where did you find the portraits of Amelie? Are they from a book? I have never seen some of them.


To the photopraph: She looks as if she was already dead there or had just escaped from the grave! ;D
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Re: King Louis Philippe and his family
« Reply #114 on: June 03, 2006, 08:57:42 AM »
Has anyone an idea, where to find a picture of Isabelle of Orleans with her first husband prince Pierre Murat???

I have never found any, but it must have been a very interesting marriage because of the
"Bonaparte-Bourbon" relation!

Isabelles one daughter from her second husband B. Harcourt married again a prince Murat and they have several children.

Any picture of Isabelle with Prince Murat? Any idea where to find?

THANKS!!! :)
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« Reply #115 on: June 03, 2006, 04:47:37 PM »
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To the photopraph: She looks as if she was already dead there or had just escaped from the grave! ;D

Why, we must not forget that this picture was taken in extreme old age. We may not look better at 84.  ;) Queen Marie Amélie went through a lot of hardship in her life and that may have told on her face. Besides, she was described as plain (bad teeths, red complexion, plain features), even as a young woman, by her contemporaries but had lovely blue eyes & fair hair, was tall & slim, carried herself well and was very dignified. She was called her "la dernière grande dame d'Europe" and so she really was !

She was a loving wife and a loving & caring mother. Louis-Philippe & Marie Amélie were devoted to each other & adored their children. After her husband's death in exile, she became the mainstay of a large family & remained so till her own death in 1866. Her descendants revered her.
Her great great granddaughter, the late Countess of Paris, wrote a very interesting bio of her entitled La Reine Marie-Amélie - Grand-Mère de l'Europe.


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« Reply #116 on: June 03, 2006, 06:23:52 PM »
Yes, Louis-Philippe and Maria Amelia had a happy marriage. Shortly after their wedding, Maria Amelia's mother, Queen Maria Carolina of Naples wrote: "Naughty Amelia has married the Duke of Orleans; they have nothing to live on, are poor but happy, and love each other infinitely."
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Re: King Louis Philippe and his family
« Reply #117 on: June 04, 2006, 09:01:54 AM »
Interesting the photos, I have never seen them. A bit unusual if you compare them with the paintings when she was a young woman! ;)
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« Reply #118 on: June 05, 2006, 05:59:48 AM »
Portraits are often flattés you know ...  ;)

Marie Amélie was 27 when she married which was considered quite late at the time. People usually thought she would remain an old maid which made her unhappy. She saw her sisters leave home the one after the other and, when her sister Maria Cristina "Mimi" married Carlo Felice of Savoy, she is said to have shed tears of envy. Their mother Queen Maria Carolina was quite a demanding character and, as the only daughter left, Amélie was at her beck & call and a prey to her constant whims & bad temper. There was no love at first sight between Marie Amélie & Louis-Philippe - the princess wrote in her diary on this occasion : "He is neither tall nor small, rather pudgy, neither handsome nor plain". But she soon grew to esteem & love him.
Louis Philippe had many love affairs during his bachelor days and is said to have fathered a couple of illegitimate children. He was close to the British royal family and there was some talk of his marrying Princess Elizabeth, one of George III's daughters. His marriage to Amélie put an end to this volatile love life. Husband & wife loved each other deeply and got on particularly well. If he ever had love affairs after he was married, they were conducted with such secrecy that nothing was ever known about them but historians usually agree on the fact that he was faithful to his wife.

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Re: King Louis Philippe and his family
« Reply #119 on: June 05, 2006, 08:45:35 AM »
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Hello Sissi,

It looks really grandious and phantastic...! one stupid question: Are some of them in your own possession or do you have a possibility to have photographed them somewhere else...??

And do you have any idea, how they made the way from Napoleon III´mother to Marie Amelie??
(You said they firstly belonged to Hortense)

Has it something to do with Marie Louise, Napoleons I´s wife, beeing such a close relative to Marie Amelie?

I don´t think so, but it would interest me:

Where did you find the portraits of Amelie? Are they from a book? I have never seen some of them.


To the photopraph: She looks as if she was already dead there or had just escaped from the grave! ;D



Dear Britt:

The necklace was bought by Louis Philippe for Marie Amelie, it first belonged to Josephine who later passed it down to Hortense, i will try to investigate why and at what period of time, it was sold to Louis Philippe.

Regarding the portraits, some of the portraits are from books some from the internet, I will try to find the links and the pages of the books.