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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE DUCHESSE DE BERRY

A fine Royal gilt-brass mounted steel lock and key

Empire, early 19th century

Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 27,500 GBP
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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE DUCHESSE DE BERRY

A fine Royal gilt-brass mounted steel lock and key

Empire, early 19th century

Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 27,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A fine Royal gilt-brass mounted steel lock and key

Empire, early 19th century

the lockplate with fret brass 'M.C.' cypher, the key with finely chisselled bow and finely worked bit in the form of the Royal and Military Order of Saint Louis together with a cased set of folding keys the drum with pierced 'M.C.' cypher and a pair of silver keys on a chain with a fob in the form of conjoined cartouches engraved with the coat of arms of the Duchesse de Berry (3)


lockplate 15cm. high, 19cm. wide; 6in., 7½in.
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Catalogue Note

It is highly likely that the finely engraved silver keys that form a part of this lot were presented to Marie-Caroline, Duchesse de Berry, on the occasion of her presence at the first Carrousel of Saumur, a traditional cavalry show, on June 20th 1828. They are inscribed with the words "grateful loyalty" and were given to her by Morant, the commander of the Château de Saumur.

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