Marie Antoinette's pearls to hit auction block

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Sumptuous pearls which graced the neck of Marie Antoinette, the last queen of France, will go on sale in London next week with an estimate of £400,000.

The 21 jewels were smuggled out of France during the French Revolution by the Countess of Sutherland, wife of the British ambassador and an ally of the extravagant queen.

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