A gory memento of the French Revolution at Whyte’s sale of history and literature in Dublin on May 9 is a revolutionary Paris documentary death sentence dated May 21, 1793. The document headed Tribunal Criminel passes the sentence of death on Manon Jeanne, formerly Baronne de Bois de Vauban. The sentence “Mort” in faded red ink and a large wax seal with the initials RF attached to the lower left hand corner with a green ribbon. The framed lot number 13 is estimated at 800-1,200.
An American Civil War Confederate cavalry sabre etched PDL for Peter D. Luneschloss is estimated at 150-200.
A collection of five coloured maps of Russia and Poland dated 1785-1827 produced in France is estimated at 300-400. (Update – these were unsold). Lot 57 is a rare 1803 pamphlet broadsheet from John Bull to Brother Patrick in Ireland looking for support against the Corsican imposter estimated at 150-200. (Update – this sold for 200 at hammer).
A 1915 recruitment poster with a cheerful looking soldier with the words: “Come along boys, enlist today” and suggesting: “The moment the order came to go forward there were smiling faces everywhere” published by the Parliamentary Recruiting Committee in London is estimated at 100-150. (Update – this sold for 180). There are 388 lots in total and the catalogue is online.
(See posts on antiquesandartireland.com for May 4, May 2 and April 11, 2015).