In an auction held in Versailles … Marie Antoinette’s shoes sold for 40,000 euros | around the world


The sale of elegant white goatskin and silk shoes belonged to Queen Marie Antoinette of France for more than 40,000 euros at an auction held yesterday in Versailles, near Paris, according to the “Ozna” auction house.

The length of these white shoes is 22.5 centimeters, which is equivalent to a size of 36 in the current era. Silk covers a third of it, while the back is made of goat leather, with a leather sole and four overlapping folded straps on the side, and a 4.7 centimeter heel, according to Ozna.

It is believed that Mrs. Campan, the queen’s maid, gave this shoe to her friend Marie-Emily Lochuven de Brioisne, and after the latter’s death in 1816 her family preserved it from the end of the eighteenth century.

Ouzna pointed out that the “great interest” of “international” groups made the sale of the shoes much higher than the expected price, ranging between 8 thousand euros and 10 thousand, as it was sold for 43,750 euros.

This confirms that the figure of Queen Marie Antoinette, who was of Austrian descent, and who was executed with the guillotine in 1793, remains the focus of great interest.

Also sold at auction on Sunday was a painting dating back to the year 1824 entitled “Moliere to the Table of the King of the Sun” by the painter Francois-Jean Garnoree, and it is one of the few paintings that shows King Louis XIV alongside the writer Moliere. It was bought by the National Museums Collective for 75,000 euros.
Source: Agencies


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