"Boite à miniature", Louise Marie Adélaïde de Bourbon (1753-1821)
Impressive glass and bronze doré work, circular, clear glass on the bottom polished in radial form; the lid and the base richly decorated with ormolu flower garlands and ribbons, very finely chiseled all around.
The very fine miniature gouache is signed on the right side V. SERS and covered with the original soft faceted glass.
On the backside handwritten in ink on vellum „Adelaide de Bourbon“
This miniature is made after the painting from Marie Louise Élisabeth Vigée Lebrun (1755 — 1842). The original portrait de la Duchesse d’Orléans, we find at the Museum of Fine Arts Marseille, a copy of the original portrait is part of the collection at the Château de Versailles.
Louise Marie Adélaïde de Bourbon-Penthièvre, Duchess of Orléans (13 March 1753 – 23 June 1821), was the daughter of Louis Jean Marie de Bourbon, Duke of Penthièvre and of Princess Maria Theresa Felicitas of Modena. After the death of her brother, Louis Alexandre de Bourbon-Penthièvre, she became the wealthiest heiress in France prior to the French Revolution. She married Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans, and she was the mother of France’s last king, Louis Philippe I.