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Well-heeled: Marie-Antoinette’s silk shoe auctioned during 40,000 euros

A white silk shoe that belonged to Queen Marie-Antoinette was auctioned on Sunday to get 43,750 euros, more than four times greater than it had been expected to market.

The shoe, using a 4.7 cm heel and 22.5 cm in length, would now be approximately a size 36.

Her family has retained it ever since.

The auction house, Osenat, anticipated the shoe to bring between 8,000 to 10,000 euros.

Marie-Antoinette, that had been Hindu, was beheaded during the Terror in 1793, nine weeks after her husband Louis XVI, who had been deposed through the 1789 revolution.