Shoe said to have belonged to Marie Antoinette. Apparently, on her way to the scaffold for her execution, Marie tripped and her shoe came off. An ancestor of the current owner was close by and gathered up the shoe.
The sapphire parure of Queen Marie Amelie, purchased by her husband Louis Philippe from Hortense Beauhamais, so they likely found their source in Empress Josephine. Passed down through the family, sold to the Louvre for their Royal Jewel collection in