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    Sale 5922

    Christie's Interiors - Style & Spirit

    24 February 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 664

    A FRENCH RED MOROCCO BLOTTER AND LETTERCASE

    LATE 17TH EARLY 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A FRENCH RED MOROCCO BLOTTER AND LETTERCASE
    LATE 17TH EARLY 18TH CENTURY
    Tooled in gilt and lined in blue silk; together with an associated morocco blotter, similarly decorated
    17 x 12.5 in. (43 x 31.7 cm.) and 16 x 11 in. (40.6 x 28 cm.)
    Stamped in gilt: 'M le Duc de Melfort Brigadier des Armées du Roy Mestre Decamp Commandant du Regiment de Bassigny' (2)


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    Provenance

    John Drummond (1650-1715), 1st Earl of Melfort and a supporter of James II and VII, fled to France in December 1688 in the wake of the Glorious Revolution. The family used the title 'Duc de Melfort' in exile. His son John served as Major-General in the Jacobite army of 1715, and several further descendents served in the French military.