German or Austrian school, after 1774. Marie-Antoinette shop sign, inscribed, oil on metal, arched angles, double sided, with its original suspension. Estimate: €10,000-15,000. ドイツまたはオーストリアの作風。1774年以降。マリー・アントワネット・ショップの署名。彫刻。金属上に油絵具。アーチ型。両面。オリジナルの吊り金具。

On 19 April 1770, Marie-Antoinette left Vienna, travelling to France to meet her future husband in a train of 132 people, spread between 57 carriages driven by 376 horses — ordered by her future father-in-law Louis XV and the French ambassador.


Two days before, a proxy wedding had been held for Marie-Antoinette in Austria — the King himself remaining in Versailles. A second marriage was held in Versailles on 16 May 1770, in the presence of King Louis XV and the entire French court.



Precious manuscript regarding the budget of the ‘Maison-Bouche de la Rein’ for year 1781, with the autograph signature of Queen Marie-Antoinette. Estimate: €3,000-5,000.  「メゾン=ブシュ・ド・ラ・レーヌ」の予算が記載された貴重な手稿。1781年。王妃マリー・アントワネットの自署。

This book — which bears the signature of Marie-Antoinette — outlines the budget for the royal household’s multiple kitchens, and includes an inventory of the animal stables, candle stores, pastry and fruit stocks, and supplies of wax and wood.


In total, Marie-Antoinette’s proposed budget ran to 678.802 livres, 9 sols et 7 deniers.

マリー・アントワネットが提案した予算の総額は、678,802リーヴル9ソル7デニエール。(現在の約6億円相当 = 2005年の約300万ポンド= 1780年当時の約5000ポンド = 678.802 livres, 9 sols 7 deniers)


Travelling case given by Queen Marie-Antoinette. By Jean-Etienne Langlois, Gabriel Gerbu, Antoine-Gaspard Loret, Francois Corbie and Pierre-Claude Mottie, Paris, 1773-1786. Estimate: €40,000-60,000. 王妃マリー・アントワネットが用意した旅行用ケース。ジャン=エティエンヌ・ラングロワ、ガブリエル・ゲルブ、アントワーヌ=ガスパール・ロレ、フランソワ・コルビ、ピエール=クロード・モティエ。パリ。1773年~1786年。

In 1789, an angry mob of thousands had marched to Versailles to demand that the Royals relocate to Paris, where they had lived — threatened and under house arrest — ever since.


The King and Queen constantly sought ways to escape and, on the night of 20-21 June 1791, made an attempt to flee the city. Their plan was excellent, and certainly would have succeeded were it not for the royals themselves: Louis was recognised when he peered through a carriage window, and Marie-Antoinette’s insistence upon a large travelling case had raised suspicions back at Tuileries.


Madame Campan, Marie-Antoinette’s chamber maid, later testified against the Queen: ‘on the 21 May she claimed that she was making preparations for a departure from Tuileries… that her Majesty was too attached to this object to go without it, and that it would be useful when travelling.’


Amongst Marie-Antoinette’s travel essentials were a teapot and tea box, a hot chocolate pot, a gilt fruit knife, a small stove, an ink well, mirror and manicure set.