1st Duc de Bassano et al. in Palace of Fontainebleau - 30 September, 1834

from Diary of Mary Berry, 30 September 1834, pages 425–426:

When dinner was announced, I fell to the lot of the Duc de Bassano; Pozzo led the Queen; the King, as usual, his sister; and the Princesses, following the Queen, placed themselves one on her side of the table, and the other on the left hand of the King, opposite. After a walk of above five minutes, we found ourselves in the enormously long Galerie de Diane, with upwards of a hundred persons at table, magnificently and much lighted; a band of music playing from time to time, and remarkably well waited on by a whole troop of servants—an upper order of valet de pied, …   more >>

cite as

Mary Berry, Diary of Mary Berry, 30 September 1834. In Lady Theresa Lewis, Lady Theresa Lewis and Lady Theresa Lewis (ed.), Extracts of the Journal and Correspondence of Miss Berry from the Year 1783 to 1852, volume 3 (London, 1865), p. 425–426. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1542998105131 accessed: 24 May, 2024

location of experience: Palace of Fontainebleau


1st Duc de Bassano
Diplomat, journalist, statesman
Mary Berry
Author, literary hostess, Playwright

Listening to

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music played at dinner

Experience Information

Date/Time 30 September, 1834
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 23 Nov 2018 18:35:07 +0000
Approved on Tue, 04 Dec 2018 12:25:55 +0000