MARIE ANTOINETTE. 1755-1793. Document Signed ("Antoinette") and Inscribed, 1 p (with integral blank), folio, n.p., July 1779, adjudicating an agreement relating to real estate,

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MARIE ANTOINETTE. 1755-1793.
Document Signed ("Antoinette") and Inscribed, 1 p (with integral blank), folio, n.p., July 1779, adjudicating an agreement relating to real estate,

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MARIE ANTOINETTE. 1755-1793.
Document Signed ("Antoinette") and Inscribed, 1 p (with integral blank), folio, n.p., July 1779, adjudicating an agreement relating to real estate, leaf creased and moderately toned, float-mounted in frame with portrait.

In the body of this document, the queen is asked to give her judgement regarding whether the previous terms of a business deal should be honored. The document reads (translated): "Price of the acquisition of M. Giac on M. Chateaugiron – 290,000 / Schedule of Payments / before the end of January 1774 – 6 months – 90,000 during the year 1774 – 18 months – 100,000 in the first 3 months 1779 – 21 months – 100,000 [over] 290,000 / M. Giac also promised half of the salary until the payment of the 90,000 – that is to say, for 6 months this object is valued at 4,000. / M. Bertier has offered the same arrangements. / M. Giac deserves money (immediately available) which is indispensable to him to satisfy the arrangement. M. Bertier offered him some, while deducting the interest. The deduction of this interest would increase the price of the charge by 18,900. / M. Bertier, little preoccupied with money matters asks no better to satisfy. M. Giac, not wanting to go against the outline which the Queen's letter provides, has honored M. Seulray. / Decision of 1779 July. Her majesty is asked to decide if she will permit M. Bertier to give M. Giac 294,000 (immediately available) without deducting interest." The queen's response at the left is uncharacteristically consistent: "Mr. Berthier will make the same arrangements and schedule as Mr.Giac with Mr. Chateaugiron. Antoinette."
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