A silk shoe belonging to Marie Antoinette, the last Queen of France executed during the French Revolution, will go up for auction on Sunday – starting at € 10,000 ($ 11,800).
The sale takes place at the Palace of Versailles, where the Queen – who went down in history as a symbol of the excesses of the French monarchy – and King Louis XVI set up the court before they were executed by guillotine in 1793.
The shoe has its name on its heel, and Jean-Pierre Aucinat, of the auction house conducting the sale, said it is believed that she wore it regularly during everyday life in the palace. .
« This auction comes at a time when the French are facing real doubts about their values, and many of them are clinging to the history of France, » Ocenat said.. .
Marie Antoinette, Palace of Versailles, French Revolution
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