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    Charles X, King of France Lock of Hair. A substantial lock of hair, of over 100 strands of blonde and grey hair approximately 1.25" in length. The lock rests on a pale blue ribbon, with a period note in French, identifying the hair as the King's. Presented in a gilded frame measuring 6" x 9.75", with the House of Bourbon coat of arms at top.

    Charles was the younger brother of Louis XVI and Louis XVIII. He left for England prior to the French Revolution and stayed there until about 1814 when the Bourbon Restoration made it safe to return. Overthrown by Louis Philippe in 1830, Charles would be the last French king who came from a main branch of the House of Bourbon.

    Condition: Unexamined out of the frame, with light toning to the note.


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