PAIR OF QUEEN ANN TYPE FLINTLOCK PISTOLS... - Lot 32 - Osenat

Lot 32
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PAIR OF QUEEN ANN TYPE FLINTLOCK PISTOLS... - Lot 32 - Osenat
PAIR OF QUEEN ANN TYPE FLINTLOCK PISTOLS FROM THE VERSAILLES MANUFACTURE. Round barrels with beaded mouths, signed "MANUFRE DE VERSAILLES" on the thunders. Chests, round-bodied swan-neck hammers, jaws, basins with gilded interiors and scroll-decorated batteries. Triggers under bridges engraved with foliage. Varnished walnut stocks (one cracked). Length : 23 cm. B.E. Directoire-Consulat period. History: Established in 1793 in Versailles, the arms manufacturing workshop soon became a factory specializing in luxury arms, from the Directoire onwards, taking over from the Manufacture de Klingenthal under the Consulate and Empire. The Manufacture still produced weapons for the civilian market, including our pistols.
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