King Charles II letters patent circa 1677, ink on parchment, with calligraphy and hand drawn decoration, including a portrait of the monarch upper left, float mounted in an ebonized molded frame under glass. Sheet – 29 1/2" H x 31 3/4" W. Framed – 47 1/4" H x 49 3/4" W. Note: Charles II was king of England, Scotland and Ireland. He was king of Scotland from 1649 until his deposition in 1651, and king of England, Scotland and Ireland from the restoration of the monarchy in 1660 until his death. Provenance: Private Middle Tennessee collection. CONDITION: Not examined out of frame. Light toning; wear and some fading/ loss of legibility at fold lines; a few small spots of foxing including a 1" area upper and 2" spot lower center; handling creases; upper left center has two 2" and 3" creases near portrait. Not examined out of frame.
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