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This busk was made for Anne-Marie-Louise d'Orléans (1627-93), Duchesse de Montpensier, daughter of Gaston d'Orléans. On the front, the arms of the Duchesse d'Orléans with fleur-de-lis and crown are accompanied by the text: "How I envy you the happiness that is yours, resting softly on her ivory white breast. Let us divide between us, if you please, this glory. You will be there the day and I shall be there the night." At the portrait head of a woman, the text reads, "Whether I live or die, I want my heart to be thine." On the back, the text accompanying clasped hands reads, "Faithfulness is above all." At the portrait of a man, the text reads, "My eyes to everyone; my heart to you."
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