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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Marie Antoinette Goes On The Block Again

Image from Olivier Coutau-Bégarie
France is a place were they keep digging up old relics.
They love their patrimoine, religious or otherwise.

European size 36 1/2
For your tiny tootsies originally owned by 
 La Reine Marie -Antoinette.
These silk slippers were Auctioned off  to day in Paris
Originally given to Alexandre-Bernard Ju- Des Retz ( 1752-1837)
as a souvenir in1775, (kinky)

Sold!  for 50,000 Euros

Image from Olivier Coutau-Bégarie

Also offered today a fabric swatch from one of her gowns.
 Pink of course, originally kept in an almanac by one of her secretaries.

image from Billiant Effects by Marcia Pointon
Earrings, silver maker unknown
collection of the Musée Carnavalet, Paris.

Sadly we all know how this sorry tale of fashion excess ended.
Imagine wearing celebratory jewels of such a bloody mess.   Positively ghoulish

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