A case used by Marie Antoinette while she was imprisoned in the Temple. The case was kept by Jean-Baptiste Gomin, a guard at the Temple, who was authorized in 1795 to keep some items belonging to the royal family.
A necklace that Marie Antoinette owned was auctioned at Christie's London on Dec. as part of the Magnificent Jewelry Sale. The bauble, which is comprised of pearls, diamonds and rubies, was valued between
The Marie Antoinette Necklace - The loudest scandal of the century engulfed the jewel which did not belong to the crown of France. In 1785 the Comtessa de la Motte had the necklace delivered to her. It was the most expensive jewel of the era.