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Handkerchief with the monogram of the Empress Maria Louise, Duchess of Parma, early 19th century | Fin mouchoir au chiffre de l'Impératrice Marie Louise, Duchesse de Parme, début du XIXe siècle

Handkerchief with the monogram of the Empress Maria Louise, Duchess of Parma, early 19th century | Fin mouchoir au chiffre de l'Impératrice Marie Louise, Duchesse de Parme, début du XIXe siècle

Handkerchief with the monogram of the Empress Maria Louise, Duchess of Parma, early 19th century | Fin mouchoir au chiffre de l'Impératrice Marie Louise, Duchesse de Parme, début du XIXe siècle

Handkerchief with the monogram of the Empress Maria Louise, Duchess of Parma, early 19th century


In richly embroidered tulle from Lille with the crowned initials "ML" within foliage, further edged with a double lace flounce, with a presentation case.

Height 9¾in; width 9¾in; haut. 25 cm, larg. 25 cm

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Fin mouchoir au chiffre de l'Impératrice Marie Louise, Duchesse de Parme, début du XIXe siècle


En tulle de Lille richement brodé du chiffre stylisé « ML » sous couronne et d’une bordure de feuillages enrichi d’un double volant de dentelle. Dans un coffret de présentation.

Good overall condition consistent with age, some stains on the reverse of the embroidery. Small restorations to the tulle on the left of the figure, and in the middle right border.


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Marie-Louise de Habsbourg-Lorraine (1791-1847)

She was the daughter of François II, the Emperor of Austria, and of Marie-Thérèse of Naples. On April 1, 1810, she married Napoleon I who had recently divorced Joséphine and who had asked for a hand in exchange for peace with Austria.


On March 10, 1811 she gave birth to a son who will receive the title of King of Naples. Upon his departure for a campaign in 1813, Napoleon I appoints his wife as regent, with some limited powers.


When the Emperor abdicated in April 1814, she went back to Austria at her father’s side at Schönbrunn during the Hundred Days. Then separated from the King of Rome, she receives following the treaty of Fontainebleau, apart from the title of her Imperial Majesty, the sovereignty of Parma, Piacenza and Gustalla, which she took possession of in 1816.

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Marie-Louise de Habsbourg-Lorraine (1791-1847)

Fille de l'empereur d'Autriche François II et de Marie-Thérèse de Naples, elle fut mariée le 1er avril 1810 à Napoléon Ier, récemment divorcé d'avec Joséphine, et qui avait demandé sa main comme condition pour la paix avec l'Autriche.


Le 20 mars 1811, elle donne naissance à un fils qui reçoit le titre de roi de Rome. Quand Napoléon part en campagne (1813), il la nomme régente, mais avec des pouvoirs limités.


Lors de l'abdication de l'Empereur (avril 1814), elle rejoint son père à Schönbrunn pendant les Cent-Jours. Séparé alors du roi de Rome, elle reçoit par le traité de Fontainebleau, outre le titre de Majesté impériale, la souveraineté de Parme, Plaisance et Gustalla, dont elle prend possession en 1816.