Marie Antoinette (1755 – 1793) was the daughter of Empress Maria Theresa. The future queen of France spent many childhood summers at the palace. This room was named in Antoinette’s honor. It was reserved for informal diners among the royal family. The table is set with Viennese porcelain and silverware plus lead crystal. The portrait portrays Franz Joseph at the age of twenty. He loved Schönbrunn. He was born at the palace in 1830. For 68 years (1848 – 1916), he was the ruler of Austria and Hungry, the longest reign in those countries’ history. For most of his 86 years, the emperor resided at Schönbrunn until his death in 1916.