Currency:USD Category:Collectibles Start Price:2,250.00 USD Estimated At:7,500.00 - 15,000.00 USD
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Ensemble consisting of two swords and large poster belonging to Oscar La Fayette who was the grandson of the Marquis D' La Fayette who served in America under George Washington during the revolution and was a significant historical figure in the founding U.S.A. Oscar La Fayette was born 1815 and died 1881. He served in Algeria as an artillery officer, senator and secretary of war.

1, Fancy basket hilt broadsword with portrait which may be the French king (Restoration period) or possibly La Fayette. Helmet with lion pommel, 3 branch guard with fancy piercing and leaves. The blade shows nearly all of its blue and gilt along with original polish and also "L 3" (La Fayette III?). The sword measures 38 1/2" overall with a 32" wide blade. Copper wrapped grip. Leather shows some tatters and losses but generally good overall and may have been carried to Algeria as an officer of artillery.

2. Masonic sword from Mid-19th century inscribed "L" with circle. Good condition with scabbard. Checkered ebony grip

3. 21" x 16 1/2" political poster or broadside dated 1848 regarding liberty, politics, and party formation. Minor tatters but good.

A significant historical ensemble consigned from a major French dealer and collector who obtained the group through agents for descendants. Est.: $7,500-$15,000