A family from England was left in complete shock after finding out that an antique mirror that is hanging in their bathroom for the last 40 years belongs to someone so valuable.
The mirror belonged to Marie Antoinette, the last queen of France.
The mirror, which belongs to the 18th century, was a part of a larger display in one of Marie Antoinette’s French Palaces.
According to reports, the mirror will be auctioned on November 13, 2020, at an auction in Bristol, the United Kingdom.
Experts believed that the extremely valuable mirror could fetch at least $13,000 at the auction later this month.
Andrew Stowe, an auctioneer for the mirror, said that the family did not think that the mirror would be this valuable.
During an interview with SWNS, Stowe said:
Never really thought it to be worth anything. Once we discovered all of this incredible evidence it really did become something special.
According to the description of the extremely valuable product on the East Bristol Auctions, the mirror was purchased from the Estate of Napoleon II, whose wife, Empress Eugenie, owned a number of items from Antoinette.
In the 19th century, the mirror that the family owns mounted it on a fine walnut-carved frame and decorated it with carved vines and leaves.
The mirror was inherited in the 1950s by a family friend of the current owner.
The original buyer passed away in the 80s, so the mirror was given to the grandmother of the present owner, said official reports.
Marie Antoinette was the last queen of France before the French Revolution.
Antoinette (November 2, 1755 – October 16, 1793) was the youngest daughter of Emperor Francis I and Empress Maria Theresa.
Such a great find by the family!
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