A slice of French history was auctioned off for $57,000 which showcased an experience in to popular French culture that defined the extravagance of the famed yet despised Marie Antoinette. A pair of silk mules allegedly belonging to Marie Antoinette was
Chaussure, France, vers 1775-1885 Drap de laine, ruban de satin brodé au point de Beauvais, cuir
Striped ticking linen shoes with red leather heels, German, c. 1775-80. From the book The Seductive Shoe, Four Centuries of Fashion Footwear by Jonathan Walford, published by Thames & Hudson in 2007.
Woman's shoes, England, late 18th century. Purple kid, with pointed toe, rosette of sewing silk and button; low heel.
Shoes, French or English, 1760-1775, green-gray satin weave silk; green-gray silk tape/binding; unbleached plain weave linen; leather; wood. (buckles not original). The tongues are backed with an ombre-striped silk. Writing on the inside of both is mostly illegible; possibly "Perkins," and "c/r" and "m/o". Soles did not see a lot of wear.