A bust-length miniature portrait of Marie Antoinette, turned ¾ to the right, on a gray-greenish background. Her light gray hair is arranged in a complicated lush coiffure with curls falling on her shoulders. The queen is wearing a turban-like hat, decorated with colorful ostrich feathers and ribbons. Her neck is encircled by a double string of large pearls. She is wearing a golden dress with a low square neckline decorated with lace.
On the reverse side of the miniature is a leather lining, in which “Marie Antoinette ? 1786” is written in black ink.
The miniature is a stylized version of late 18th-century portraits. Marie Antoinette, along with Napoleon Bonaparte, was one of the most popular historical figures in the mid-19th century.