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Old 01-20-2018, 06:04 AM
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Ironically 225 years since the Comte's ancestor Philippe l'Égalité voted for the death of the Sovereign being commemorated...
The same thought crossed my mind.
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Count of Paris and the Countess of Paris arrive in Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois for the commemoration of the 225th anniversary of the death of Louis XVI

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Mgr le Comte de Paris rend hommage à Louis XVI dans la paroisse des Rois de France - Le blog de La Couronne
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Requiasat in pace, Louis 'le bon'..
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Old 06-14-2018, 03:31 AM
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Marie-Antoinette pearls going to auction

Marie Antoinette's personal collection of pearls to be auctioned | Daily Mail Online

Marie Antoinette pearls unseen for 200 years to be... | Daily Mail Online
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Old 06-14-2018, 08:06 AM
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How unfortunate that the Bourbon-Parma family is selling these jewels.
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Old 06-14-2018, 08:14 AM
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IF the provenance is 'kosher', I'd expect the Louvre to be bidding, so the Pearls can join the other historic French Royal and Imperial Jewels displayed in the Galerie d'Apollon
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It would be wonderful if the Louvre acquired them to add to the Royal and Imperial jewel collection.
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The provenance from Marie-Antoinette has always been very tricky for various jewels in the past, as it was the norm in the XIXth century , in some royal houses in particular, to link some pieces to the late Queen, real or not.
As far i see (i have the press release under the eyes) , the pearls are said to be from Marie-Antoinette "by family tradition" and the diamond necklace, made in the XIXth century, made from isolated stones , "probably" some from the late Queen.
I know for a fact that the Louvre is only interested by jewels in their original settings and with undisputable provenance, so i doubt the museum would be interested in those pieces.
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The Bourbon-Parma jewels that are said to come from the estate of Marie-Thérèse de France are probably legitimate.
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"are said" and "probably"
Enough said ....
If there's no inventory entry, no original bill ... the Louvre usualy doesn't place a bid for such, pricey, jewels.
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Are the sellers the Heiresses of Infanta Alice ?
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