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A single shoe belonging to Marie Antoinette, the last Queen of France who was executed during the French Revolution, will be auctioned on Sunday at a sale outside Paris. informs that the auction, entitled The Royalty of Versailles will be conducted by Osenat Auction House in Versailles, 40 minutes to the west of Paris. The shoe has a reserve of €8,000 to €10,000 ($9,450 to $11,800) and is one of the highlights of the auction.

The shoe is fashioned from goatskin and silk with a leather sole and four overlapping pleated ribbons. It measures 22.5 centimeters (8.8 inches) with a heel that is 4.7 centimeters (1.85 inches) in height. It is said to be in good condition, the only exception being slight wear in the silk.

2020.11.14 / 11:32
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