Lot 239: Ineffectual King of France from 1715 to 1774 who was dominated by his strong-willed and unscrupulous mistress, Madame de Pompadour. Manuscript DS in French, signed "bon," one page, 7.25 x 9.5, May 16, 1773. King Louis XV approves a request from the Count de Tesse for a budget for horses and carriage for the service of "Madame le Dauphine," Marie Antoinette. Boldly approved at the conclusion by King Louis XV. In fine condition, with pin holes to lower left. Accompanied by an additional document regarding the construction of horse stables, again for Marie Antoinette. Marie Antoinette was the wife of Louis XVI, heir to the French throne, who assumed power as king after his grandfather Louis XV passed away on May 10, 1774.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 453
Sunday, 17th May 2015
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