The Crown of Louis XV at the Louvre

By July 23, 2014 September 21st, 2014 France
The crown of Louis XV at the Louvre

We visited the Louvre last weekend during our trip to France. With so many beautiful objects housed there, it is a guarantee that some things will be missed. We missed this object on previous Louvre visits but fortunately spotted it this time and stopped to admire and photograph it. Kings of France had their own personal crown made for their coronation. This one was commissioned by Louis XV. It is silver-gilt embellished with precious stones, but in 1729 the crown was dismantled and the original jewels replaced with paste imitations. It was worn only at the coronation.