This selection of 40 needles represents views of the Versailles Palace: the Marble Courtyard, the Hall of Mirrors, the Gallery of Great Battles, the Gate of Honour, the gardens, the Petit Trianon and the Queen’s Hamlet. The interior has a repeat motif of the statue of Louis XIV.
Detail of the 40 needles:
- sharp point: 6 n°5 long needles, 6 n°7 long needles, 4 n°9 long needles, 2 n°3 darning needles and 2 n°5 darning needles;
- round point: 2 n°20 needles, 4 n°22 needles, 4 n°24 needles, 4 n°26 needles and 6 n°28 needles.
Size of packet when closed: 14cm x 9.8cm.
Size of packet when open: 14cm x 19.6cm