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Grant of Arms with Seals, England, 16 April 1714.

Auction:
3269B
Lot:
107
Sold for:
$2,829$2,300

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3269B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 23, 2019 11:00AM

Description:

Grant of Arms with Seals, England, 16 April 1714. Rolled parchment document, illuminated and painted in colors, depicting the royal arms of Queen Anne of Great Britain and the arms granted to Richard Chiswell, "Turkey merchant," of London, signed by Sir John Vanbrugh (1664-1726), playwright and architect, illuminated borders on three sides painted in red, gold, silver, blue, and black, with the seals of Vanbrugh and St. George, each housed in a tin box, document and seals housed in a contemporary custom case of light wood, covered in blind- and gold-tooled sheepskin, lined in marbled paper, some damage to box, lacking three of four closure hooks, generally good, housed in a custom phase box, 24 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.
Estimate $500-700


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