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Auction high for a trunk and a towel of Marie-Antoinette

A trunk to travel to the suite of the queen Marie-Antoinette, and a large towel used during the coronation of 1775 were awarded on Sunday in large amounts, and well above their estimate, at a sale organised by the maison Osenat, at Versailles.

At this sale which bore the name of "Royalty at Versailles", "we have witnessed great battles of the auction room, on the phone and on the internet" between collectors international, has indicated the house in a press release.

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The Austrian decapitated under the Terror with her husband Louis XVI continues to spark interest and fascination as the show books, programs, exhibitions...and the auction.

The trunk of the suite of the queen of France, with inscriptions on the cover by small nails of brass "Queen Bedroom n°10", is a party to 43.750 € on an estimate of 8 to 10,000 euros. It is upholstered in leather, with a lid rounded, reinforced, and encased in bands of wrought iron studded.

precious Witness of the coronation of Louis XVI, a large towel, rectangular, Marie-Antoinette, damascus, decorated with lilies in wreaths feuillagées on the rim and a bouquet of roses in the center, was sold for 14.500 euros (against an estimate of 2,000 to 3,000 euros).

4.000 euros, that is the price to which was also awarded a medallion of rock crystal heart-shaped and ringed with gold, and containing the hair of the king.

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The royal couple will keep a good souvenir of the coronation ceremony and festivities in a row. Marie-Antoinette wrote to her mother in Vienna: "It is an amazing thing and very happy at the same time to be so well received two months after the revolt, and in spite of the dearness of bread, which unfortunately continues"...

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