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Item Number : # 001
Price : $ 500


Description :

THIS IS AN EXQUISITE WOOD PLAQUE WITH THE FINEST CARVING DEPICTING THE DYING LION BASED ON THE FOLLOWING:

This monument was sculpted into the sandstone cliff above Lucerne in 1821.
It is a monument to the Swiss Guards who died defending Marie Antoinette. In
1792, after trying to escape the French Revolution, King Louis XVI,
Marie-Antoinette, and their children were brought back to the Tuileries
Palace in Paris. Working-class Parisians stormed the palace and more than
700 Swiss officers and soldiers died while defending the palace.



THE DIMENSIONS ARE APPROXIMATELY 14 X 12 X 2,5 INCHES
 
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