Pair of Sèvres style porcelain plaques in ormolu frames

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Finely painted with important female French aristocratic figures; the first depicting Princess Marie-Louise Thérèse of Savoy-Carignan, Princesse de Lamballe, (French, 1749-1792), confidante of Queen Marie Antoinette; the second depicting Louise de La Vallière, Madame de Lavallière (French, 1644-1710), a mistress of Louis XIV of France from 1661 to 1667; both plaques within gilt foliate reserves on a bleu celeste ground, the foliate cast ormolu frames with cherubs to the crest and aprons, titled and impressed to the reverse.

These beautiful plaques are notable for their refined depictions of famous female French aristocrats, who gaze out serenely at their viewers.

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