Axel de Fersen - L’AMI INTIME DE LA REINE MARIE-ANTOINETTE (1755-1810)

Axel de Fersen

Travel “alarm clock” c. 1788 by Charles Le Roy. Marie-Antoinette is believed to have ordered this watch as a gift for the man thought to be her lover, Count Axel de Fersen, Ambassador and Marshall of Kingdom of Sweden.

Travel Alarm Clock, ca by Charles Le Roy. Marie-Antoinette ordered this watch as a gift for the man thought to be her lover, Count Axel de Fersen, Ambassador and Marshall of Kingdom of Sweden.

Kirsten Dunst in Marie Antoinette (2006)

Marie Antoinette first met Count Axel de Fersen at a masked ball at the Opera in He made a strong impression on the queen at the time and she exclaimed “He’s an old acquaintance” when she met him again at the French court four years later.

Tyrone Power "Count Axel de Fersen" coat and two vests by Gile Steele for Marie Antoinette. (MGM, 1938) Royal blue wool period long coat with black velvet buttons and fur collar. MGM label handwritten "Tyrone Power 1-1030-9869." Ivory cotton dickie with lace trim handwritten "T. POWER M. ANTOINETTE." Worn by Tyrone Power as "Count Axel de Fersen" when he first meets the Queen at the gambling house in Marie Antoinette.

Tyrone Power “Count Axel de Fersen” coat and two vests from Marie Antoinette designed by Gile Steele (Debbie Reynolds Collection)

Tyrone Power “Count Axel de Fersen” coat and two vests by Gile Steele for Marie Antoinette

Tyrone Power “Count Axel de Fersen” coat and two vests by Gile Steele for Marie Antoinette

Tyrone Power “Count Axel de Fersen” coat and two vests by Gile Steele for Marie Antoinette

Tyrone Power “Count Axel de Fersen” coat and two vests by Gile Steele for Marie Antoinette

Count Axel de Fersen of Sweden, close friend of Marie Antoinette

Marie-Antoinette's torrid affair with Swedish count revealed in decoded letters

THE REAL PLAYERS: Portrait of Count Axel de Fersen (played by Tyrone Power in the film) who died a violent death as well years later in 1810.

THE REAL PLAYERS: Portrait of Count Axel de Fersen (played by Tyrone Power in the film) who died a violent death as well years later in

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sewvictorian: “ indigodreams: “ Suit worn by the Swedish statesman and diplomat Axel von Fersen, 1785 France ” Rumoured lover of Marie Antoinette… Guy HAD to have style.

Marie Antoinette

A beautiful drawing of Marie Antoinette from around It is not known who drew this portrait but it was sent as a present from Axel de Fersen to his beloved sister Sophie.

Marie Antoinette 1938 Film

Marie Antoinette 1938 Film

‘I love you madly’: Secret letters from France’s last queen Marie-Antoinette reveal her affair with Swedish count | National Post

Two centuries after the notoriously decadent royal was guillotined, researchers have unlocked the secrets of blacked-out passages from her letters to Axel de Fersen

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