Lot 335: King George IV

RR Auction

RR Auction

2015-10-29 11:33:38

Lot 335: Manuscript DS, signed "George R," one page, 7.75 x 12.25, July 5, 1824. In part: "Our Will and Pleasure is, that you forthwith cause the Great Seal of Our United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland to be affixed to an Instrument...containing Our Ratification of an Act of Acceptance of the Accession of Our Good Brother The King of the Netherlands, to the Definitive Treaty concluded at Paris on the Twentieth day of November 1815." A manuscript copy of the act remains attached but is enclosed within the frame. The white paper seal and ribbon affixed to the upper left remain intact. Nicely matted and framed with an engraved portrait to an overall size of 20 x 19. In fine condition. This document refers to the 1815 Treaty of Paris, which punished France after the defeat at Battle of Waterloo and second abdication of Napoleon Bonaparte; the Netherlands had been one of the United Kingdom's allies in the Seventh Coalition during the Hundred Days campaign. RR Auction's Fine Autographs & Artifacts Friday, 23rd October 2015 Estimate: $800-1000
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