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MEMORABILIA OF THE AMERICAN WAR OF INDEPENDENCE

TO BE AUCTIONNED IN THE FRENCH LOIRE VALLEY ON JUNE 13TH

Rouillac auction house is proud to announce the sale of American Revolutionary War Memorabilia on June 13th at the château d'Artigny (French Loire Valley). Among them: the largest plan known to date (40,5 inches large) of the siege of New York in 1781.


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The last 6 manuscript plans held in private hands of the Revolutionary war, from the count of Rochambeau Estate: New York (x3), Chesapeake Bay, Boston Bay and Portsmouth, 1781-1782.


One of the 25 surviving “Libertas Americana”: the silver medal given personnaly by Benjamin Franklin to French official, 1781.


Portrait of count of Vergennes: the French minister who signed the 1778 Franco-American treaty, 1785.


Intimate furniture’s from the former collection of the Marechal de Rochambeau's room in his Loire valley castle, 18th century.


Many surprises to discover: the so-called La Fayette sword from the Woodprince collection, Nini's molds of Benjamin Franklin, a pair of busts representing admiral d'Estaing and Paul Jones, a portrait of admiral de Grasse...