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Marie Antoinette’s Slipper Auctioned For $50,000

Marie Antoinette's Slipper

“Let them eat cake” is the most famous quote attributed to Marie-Antoinette, the queen of France during the French Revolution. As the story goes, it was the queen’s response upon being told that her starving peasant subjects had no bread.
In this case it can be said:”Let them eat my shoe!”, since a slipper owned by France’s last queen before the 1789 revolution, Marie-Antoinette, sold for €43,750 ($51,780).

Marie Antoinette’s Slipper


The 22.5 centimetre-long (8.8-inch), heeled shoe, roughly equal to a European measurement 36, is adorned with 4 ribbons and in good situation, aside from slight sporting of the silk.
The sale passed off in Versailles, the city west of Paris that was as soon as house to France’s royal courtroom and the place from her arrival on the age of 15 Marie-Antoinette loved a lavish way of life.

Marie Antoinette’s Slipper

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Written by Slamchica

Aleksandra Arsenovic graduated with a degree in economics and has a master degree in tourism. Since she worked as a travel agent, she has traveled around the world and developed an interest in luxurious hotels and exotic destinations. As a big fashion fan, Aleksandra loves expensive and luxury fashion items. As an editor of Extravaganzi she shares her knowledge about travels, fashion and accessories.

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