These tea towels are illustrated with the ten first courses served at the King’s dinner on 8 February 1747. They were taken from the menu transcribed in the “Voyages du Roi au château de Choisy, avec les logements de la cour et les menus de la table de Sa Majesté – Année 1747” by Brain de Sainte-Marie.
The public meal, called the Grand Couvert, was a daily ceremony to which the King invited his wife, his children and his grandchildren. Louis XIV made sure that this tradition was followed every day, whereas Louis XV was not so meticulous. At the end of the Ancien Régime, the Grand Couvert ceremony was only held on Sundays and holidays.
Dimensions: 48 x 72cm
Packaging : cellophane