Lot n° 53
1500 - 2000
Result with fees
: 3 125EUR
in cast iron with the... - Lot 53 - Osenat
in cast iron with the coat of arms of Louis LEPELETIER, marquis of ROSANBO
W. 79 cm - H. 97 cm - D. 4 cm
Second half of the 18th century
Coat of arms of the LEPELETIER family:
Azure, on a cross patté alésée argent, charged with a chevron gules, between two molettes sable and in base a rose or.
The external ornaments of the President à mortier of the Parliament: mortar (velvet cap with two gold braids) and mantle of President à mortier (scarlet lined with ermine).
Louis V LEPELETIER, Marquis of Rosanbo:
Born in 1747 in Paris and a descendant of Louis III Lepeletier, Marquis de Rosanbo (1690-1770), King Louis XIV's lawyer at the Châtelet in 1709 and a counsellor at the Parliament of Paris in 1710, mortal president in 1712, then first president of the Parliament of Paris from 1736 to 1743, Louis V Lepeletier de Rosanbo was a prominent French magistrate. In 1765, at the age of 18, he was elected President à mortier of the Parliament in Paris, one of the most important offices in the French justice system of the Ancien Régime. From this date onwards, Louis Lepeletier de Rosanbo associated the mortarboard, the black velvet cap decorated with two gold braids, and the coat of the President à mortier, a scarlet coat lined with ermine, with his traditional family coat of arms. Defender of the monarchy and more particularly of Louis XVI during his revolutionary trial, he was guillotined in Paris with his wife Antoinette de Lamoignon de Malesherbes, his father-in-law Chrétien Guillaume de Lamoignon de Malesherbes as well as their daughter Aline and her husband Jean-Batiste de Chateaubriand, the writer's elder brother, on the 3rd of Floréal year II (April 22nd 1794).
Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 9643: Code théodosien (7th c.)
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Marc MAISON Gallery
In the same family since the 14th century, the castle was the family stronghold of the Coskaër de Rosanbo and then the Le Peletier de Rosanbo, and has been shaped over the generations. The fortified castle was built in the 14th century on a strategic promontory in order to prevent the Bô river from flowing upstream to the Nordic invaders. In the following century, a Gothic manor house was built as an extension, and then in the 17th century a long building was added with the idea of creating an enclosed courtyard - this was done with the last construction at the end of the 19th century. In the meantime, during the 18th century, the architect Joubert created large windows and Mansard roofs. The son of Louis V Lepeletier and Antoinette de Lamoignon de Malesherbes, Louis VI Lepeletier de Rosanbo, who survived the guillotine because of his young age, never returned to Rosanbo Castle. His descendants settled there and still live there.
When he lived in Paris, Louis Lepeletier lived in the mansion located at 62-64 rue René-Boulanger in Paris, built in 1780, on the plans of the architect Nicolas-Claude Girardin (1749 - 1786), for the marquis of Rosanbo.
This hotel is mentioned in the Memoirs from beyond the grave of Chateaubriand.
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