Last Updated on 9/28/2007 by bidz

Marie Antoinette’s pearls up for auction

Yahoo! News
By Mike Collett-White
Thu Sep 27, 2007

“LONDON (Reuters) – A set of pearls once belonging to Marie Antoinette and taken to Britain by a friend for safekeeping will go on sale in December, and are expected to fetch up to $800,000.

Now part of a diamond, ruby and pearl necklace, France’s last queen gave a bag of pearls and diamonds to Lady Sutherland, the British ambassador’s wife, before she fled revolutionary France in 1792, a year before Marie Antoinette’s death.”

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