Paris auction house Drouot auctioned this pair of green, pink and white striped shoes and two more dress fragments amongst other items from the french royal family.
According to the auction house the Queen gave the slippers to one of her manservants - Alexander-Bernard Ju-Des-Retz in 1775, the year after her husband became King Louis XVI.
I love these because they are GREEN and I adore those bows on the front!
One is described as of jersey cotton and said to have come from the sleeve of a dress the Queen wore while imprisoned.
(Is that the same material as jersey cotton today???)
The other looks to be of pink patterned silk. In fact it looks a lot like a silk damask but I know very little of the era's fabrics. A Google search will deliver a number of sites with information - mostly in french which may provide further details. If you find out any more, please share it with us!