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  • Marie Antoinette 1780 armchair could make $768,000
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    Paul Fraser
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Marie Antoinette 1780 armchair could make $768,000

An armchair made for Marie Antoinette in 1780 will star in a sale of French art and furniture at Christie's London on July 9.

Marie Antoinette chair
Marie Antoinette was executed in 1793

It's valued at ?�300,000-500,000 ($460,636-767,727).

The lot is the only surviving example from a suite of eight fauteuil en bergere chairs designed by Francois II Foliot. It was  housed at the Pavillon Belvedere at Versailles.

It cost 20,000 livres, an astronomical sum at the time, and was sold off after the revolution.

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  • Post author
    Paul Fraser
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