David Roentgen's Automaton of Queen Marie Antoinette

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Beautiful! I wonder how long it would have taken to create this from beginning to end. I'm glad it's in a museum so that the masses can appreciate it. I would say that she was lucky to be on the receiving end of such a commissioned piece but that sort of opulence didn't help her case later in her life. It's gorgeous though! Not just the mechanics but even her dress is beautifully detailed.

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The mechanics and precision boggle my mind.
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Lovely! Here's another one....

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Very cool Tabby

Are you a doll collector?

A friend of mine was a doll collector & had one of these "automaton"

not of this quality - it was still a good piece for her collection.

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Both of these automatons' faces remind me of Meryl Streep for some reason ... I think it may be the smooth fair skin as much as anything. Lovely!

Patsy, I'm not a doll collector. The only doll I own is a Madame Alexander Scarlett O'Hara doll that was given to me as a child. She's wearing the green dress & straw hat that Scarlett wore to the party at Twelve Oaks at the beginning of the film. I wasn't allowed to actually "play" with it so it's still in mint condition. She's a beaut!

This is the dress she's wearing:

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very nice

You should display her - under a protective cover of course.

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I got a Madame Alexander doll for my 11th birthday, she was stunning. I've looked online many times for photos but I can never find her. This is probably the closest but mine was in red velvet.

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On the shoulders of folk who displayed such precision, we sent a man to the Moon, and accomplish so much in the modern world.

Nothing new, really.

Humans do it all the time, and we always amaze ourselves.
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