Auction: 22066 - Historical Documents, Postal History & Autographs - Featuring the Robin Hunt Collection
The Robin Hunt Collection
King Louis XVI, King Charles X
A small clipping of King Louis XVI's hair within folded paper once sealed with red wax together with 1826 letter to "Frederic" stating that he encloses the remains of hair belonging to "the unfortunate Louis the sixteenth". The authenticity of the hair is said to be guaranteed by the fact that the sender's Father was King Louis XVI's valet.
Together with a clipping of King Charles X affixed to the wrapper by wax seal in red reading "Hair of H.R.H. Mr. Count of Artois. 1814. Given to me by his Chamber Valet, Mr. Basset(?), a moment after having been cut", and on the reverse, "Hair of H.R.H. Mr., brother of King Louis XVIII".
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