A white silk shoe that belonged to Queen Marie-Antoinette was auctioned on Sunday for 43,750 euros, over 4 occasions greater than it was anticipated to promote for.

The shoe, with a 4.7 cm heel and 22.5 cm in size, would at present be roughly a dimension 36.

It was given to Marie-Emilie Leschevin de Prévoisin, a detailed good friend of Madame Campan, the Queen’s first chambermaid, who died in 1816. Her household have stored it ever since.

The public sale home, Osenat, anticipated the shoe to fetch between 8,000 to 10,000 euros.

Marie-Antoinette, who was Austrian, was beheaded through the Terror in 1793, 9 months after her husband Louis XVI, who was deposed through the 1789 revolution.


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