Rare card for a lottery game played by the... - Lot 102 - Osenat

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Rare card for a lottery game played by the... - Lot 102 - Osenat
Rare card for a lottery game played by the royal family at the Tuileries. Engraved with a helmeted allegory holding the arms of France and Austria by Saint Aubin, after Cochin. The lower part in three compartments headed "MERCURY", "VICTORY" and "VENUS". Reverse lined with pink silk, with Bernard Franck collections label, collections numbers and handwritten description "REVOLUTION -Carton from a royal family lotto game. It bears the arms of Maire Antoinette, those of the King and those of the Dauphin, which in revolutionary times were covered with a tricolor paper cockade bearing a serial number. Cartons of the same set bearing numbers 6 and 8 are on display at the Musée Carnavalet in Paris. These pieces were taken during the looting of August 10, 1792". The great arms of France and Austria were covered during the Revolution by tricolor paper with the number 9. 29.5 x 17 cm. B.E. Circa 1789-1792. History: "The interior service of the King's household was gradually organized both at the Tuileries and at Versailles, as was that of Madame Elisabeth and Madame la Princesse de Lamballe (...) The Queen had resumed her ordinary domestic habits and was very busy with the education of Monseigneur le Dauphin and Madame Royale. She accompanied the King to mass and twice a week held her lotto game in her salon, where she admitted ladies to whom she honored with an invitation". "Mémoires du comte de Paroy: souvenirs d'un défenseur de la famille royale pendant la révolution (1789-1797)" (pages 140-141, available online). Provenance: - Probably taken during the sacking of the Tuileries on August 10, 1792. - Former Bernard Franck collection. - Former André Bernheim collection. Related work: Two other cartons from the same set, nos. 6 and 8, are said to be in the Musée Carnavalet collection. Exhibition: -Our cardboard set appeared in the exhibition "Marie-Antoinette, archduchess, dauphine and queen" (Château de Versailles, 1955) under n°637. -The rest of the set was shown under n°636 in the same exhibition.
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