A highlight of the group of items to be sold from the Duchesse de Berry's collection is an important gilt-bronze mounted double-cased set of drawing instruments (pictured on the first page, est. £45,000 - 70,000) by famous Parisian luxury goods maker Alphonse Giroux (1775-1848). The set is inlaid on the front with miniatures of the Duchesse de Berry (1798-1870) with her children Henri, Duc de Bordeaux (1820-1886) and Louise de France, later Duchess of Parma (1819 - 1864) by one of the most famous miniaturist of the time, Joseph-Hippolyte Lequeutre (1793-1877).
Providing a further and particularly intimate insight into the Duchesse de Berry's life is a set of eleven grisailles on the back of the case by Jean-Baptiste Isabey (1767 - 1855), depicting interior views of the Chateau de Rosny (est. £12,000 - 18,000).
Further highlights from the selection of property descended from the Duchesse de Berry include a French exhibition quality parcel-gilt silver musical automaton model of the Océan classe ship Duc de Bordeaux, given to the son of the Duchesse de Berry, Henri, Duc de Bordeaux on the occasion of his christening in 1821 by the city of Bordeaux (est. £50,000 - 80,000). Furniture with the inventory marks of Chateau de Rosny will also be included in the sale, such as a set of mahogany seat furniture by Jacob, circa 1820, (est. £10,000 - 15,000), in addition to three Royal paintings by Vicente López y Portaña (1772-1850), depicting of Don Francisco de Paula of Spain (1794-1865) (est. £15,000 - 20,000), his wife Princess Luisa Carlotta of Naples and Sicily (1804 - 1844) (est. £12,000 - 18,000) and their daughter Isabel of Bourbon, Infanta of Spain (1821-1897) when a baby. These paintings hung in the private apartments of the Duchesse de Berry in the Pavillon Marsan in the Tuileries. Furthermore a selection of paintings, furniture, porcelain, Fabergé, miniatures and silver formerly in the collections of the royal family of Bourbon and the Imperial family of Austria will be offered.
Among this exquisite group of items is an exceptional set of 17 silver dinner plates from the Second Sachsen-Teschen Silver Service (est. £12,000 - 18,000) which was commissioned by Empress Maria-Theresia of Austria in Vienna - mother of Marie Antoinette - with silversmith Ignaz Josef Würth for her favourite daughter Marie-Christine ('Mimi') and her son-in-law Prince Albert of Saxony Duke of Teschen. The sale also includes property from the collection of a European connoisseur, comprising a variety of beautiful Neoclassical grand tour objects as well as Fine Italian Furniture and a life-size oil portrait of King Ferdinand IV of Naples (£20.000 - 30.000).