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ANTOINETTE, Marie (1755-1793). Autograph document signed (“Marie Antoinette”) as Queen of France to Marc Antoine François Marie Randon de la Tour; countersigned by Pierre Jean Baptiste Beaugeard (1764-1832). Paris, 20 November 1789.

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ANTOINETTE, Marie (1755-1793). Autograph document signed (“Marie Antoinette”) as Queen of France to Marc Antoine François Marie Randon de la Tour; countersigned by Pierre Jean Baptiste Beaugeard (1764-1832). Paris, 20 November 1789. In French, one page (210 x 392mm). (Light soiling.) Framed. A document written by Queen Marie Antoinette while under house arrest in the Tuileries Palace, accepting money for royal entertainments. The doomed queen signed this receipt for 200,000 livres from her treasurer general for the Menus-Plaisirs du Roi : the office responsible for festivals and celebrations at the Royal court. Despite the Royal family’s imprisonment, the festivities organized by the intendant of the Menus-Plaisirs du Roi , Denis-Pierre-Jean Papillon de la Ferté continued—albeit vastly downsized from the two-million livre budget of happier times. Papillon would later be executed in the Terror, only a year after the Queen.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana
Date of the auction: 5 Dec 2017
Address: Christie's
New York