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    Sale 7806

    Lord St. Helens and Sir William FitzHerbert The Collections of a Diplomat and a Courtier

    22 January 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 601

    A ROYAL GIFT: ENGLISH SCHOOL, CIRCA 1818

    Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1744-1818), Queen Consort of George III, in cerise muslin dress with ruched and button-adorned bodice, white double-frilled collar secured with a ribbon, red Cashmere shawl with black embroidery, seated in an interior; curtain background

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    A ROYAL GIFT: ENGLISH SCHOOL, CIRCA 1818
    Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1744-1818), Queen Consort of George III, in cerise muslin dress with ruched and button-adorned bodice, white double-frilled collar secured with a ribbon, red Cashmere shawl with black embroidery, seated in an interior; curtain background
    on ivory
    Rectangular, 3 7/8 x 4 5/8 in. (92 x 117 mm.), ornate giltwood frame with foliate designs and oak leaves adorning the spandrels within hinged, green velvet-lined red leather travelling case


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    A rectangular glazed panel in the interior of the travelling case displays a piece of parchement inscribed with the words 'Sophia CHARLOTTE: Queen Consort of King George III born 19th May 1744 died 17th Novr. 1818 Given by Her Majesty to Lord St Helens. March 1818'.

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    Provenance

    A gift to Alleyne Fitzherbert, 1st Baron of St Helens (1753-1839) in March 1818 from Queen Charlotte.