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Sale 885 — The Dr. Robert LeBow Collection, Part 1: Foreign Countries

Sale Date — Tuesday, 9 November, 2004

Category — Royal Mail and Documents

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2044
c
Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2044, Royal Mail and Documents1567, Letter from Catherine de Medici to Baron de Fourquevaux, 1567, Letter from Catherine de Medici to Baron de Fourquevaux1567, Letter from Catherine de Medici to Baron de Fourquevaux. One-page letter dated Aug. 26, 1567, signed "Caterine" to Raymond de Rouer, Baron de Fourquevaux (chevalier and ambassador to Spain), regarding concern over the health of Catherine's daughter, Elisabeth, the Queen of Spain (wife of Philip II), Very Fine, accompanied by transcript and history, Catherine was the sad wife of King Henri II of France, and her penchant for poisoning has overshadowed her more desirable character traits and accomplishments, such as bringing ballet and Italian cuisine to France

E. 500-750
650
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