On the third floor of the museum there is a small shelf where you can see some personal belongings of Marie-Antoinette and Louis XVI, the ones the king and the queen were allowed to keep while they were locked up during the trial and before the execution: some silverware, a razor, a chess set, two precision tools. His finger-ring, known as the Tears of Louis XVI. Her finger-ring with the locks of hair interwoven on the inside of the indented surface. Five miniature toy soldiers of the Dauphin, one of the soldiers has a leg missing….
On the shelf immediately below, three hairpins in the shape of butterflies; the hairpins are made out of Louis XVI’s clothes, they are made by the nuns in whose care the king’s body came after the execution. On the shelf further to the left, two toy guillotines made out of ivory, complete with the toy guards and executioners. Next shelf to the left has a toy head of the guillotined Louis XVI, in the back of the head there is some real hair. Is this the king’s real hair? Further to the left, in the corner, we see an exact and very functional although somewhat smaller replica of guillotine. Is this the original from Scotland?
There are paintings of the royal family incarcerated, a portrait of Louis XVII, a painting showing Louis XVII taken away from his mother to be raised by a shoe-maker. A painting of Louis XVI looking off the prison wall. A painting of Louis XVI walking up the steps of the scaffold, and two paintings of his execution, one before and the other after the head was severed from the body.