France’s decadent queen silk slippers sold for €50,000

19 Oct

Silk slippers sold at auction (Photo-Courtesy Agency France Press)

France’s decadent queen  Marie Antoinette’s silk slippers sold at Parisian auction house Drouot for €50,000. The most valuable lot in an auction consisting of 350 treasures belonging to various French royal families, the slippers were sold to a telephone bidder for five times the expected cost of €10,000. A pair of green silk slippersdating back to  18th century  were given as a gift to the queen’s manservant, Alexandre-Bernard Ju-Des-Retz who passed them on to his descendants. The winning bidder also received a certificate of authenticity from the family.Other pieces of interest in an auction include a white jersey muff Antoinette wore as an undergarment whilst held captive at the Temple of Paris in the months before her death, and a sliver of fabric from one of the queen’s pink silk dresses.

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