MARIE ANTOINETTE. Queen of France.
Letter Signed, one page, quarto, Versailles, May 19, 1782. To “Monsieur, my brother, cousin and brother-in-law.”
“The interest I take in the events which are agreeable to Your Majesty is too keen for you not to be convinced of the interest I took in the birth of the Princess, to whom my sister, the spouse of Your Majesty happily gave birth on the 26th of last month. It is with much pleasure that I show you the joy this event has given me, the sincerity of which Your Majesty cannot doubt, in view of the great pleasure in renewing on this occasion feelings of tender and perfect friendship…” Marie Antoinette herself had given birth to the ling awaited heir of the dauphin, the King and Queen had been married for eight childless years.
Matted in light blue and silver with an engraving of the Queen Marie Antoinette. In a carved silver gilt frame measuring 18 inches wide by 12 inches high.