Lot 236

Maria Leczynska, Queen Consort of France

Document on vellum issued in the name of the Queen and signed (‘Marie’) to certify that Germain Laurent had been retained as an ‘enfant de cuisine’ at Versailles, original wax seal covered by paper slip, additional note signed ‘Colbert de Villacerf’ dated 23 January 1729, signatures ‘Mond. Seigneur Philippe’ and another illegible, three nearly contemporary signed archival notes to verso, some waterstaining, slight soiling to margins, also along folds on verso, little marginal tearing, traces of glue to upper margin, oblong folio, [Paris?], 22 January 1729.

Estimate: £250-£350