LOT 222
SOLD €1100,00

Diploma of Nobilty awarded to Nicolas Joseph Gratien de Behault (1771-1857) in 1822

Manuscript diploma of Nobility on vellum, 55.5 x 74 cm, "Gegeeven op het Loo den 4 September 1822", signed in pen "Willem" (King William I of the Netherlands), and by F.G. van Lynden van Hemmen (1761-1845, president of the Hoge Raad van Adel), C. Chais (1762-1840, secretary of the Hoge Raad van Adel), M.W. Baron van Westreenen Van Tiellandt (1783-1848, founder of the Museum Meermanno-Westreenianum) and J.G. de Mey van Streefkerk (1782-1841, secretary to the King), finely calligraphic text surrounding the coat of arms of the Behault family in gouache and gold, w. large attached wax royal seal, rolled in the original tin holder.

A very nice example of an original Diploma of Nobility, in perfect condition and with the orig. holder preserved, which is very rare.

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