Louis XVIII (Louis Stanislas Xavier; 17 November 1755 – 16 September 1824), known as "the Desired" (le Désiré), was a monarch of the House of Bourbon who ruled as King of France from 1814 to 1824, except for a period in 1815 known as the Hundred Days. He spent twenty-three years in exile, from 1791 to 1814, during the French Revolution and the First French Empire, and again in 1815, during the period of the Hundred Days, upon the return of Napoleon I from Elba.
Description: Manuscript Document Signed in French, signed “Louis Stanislas Xavier,” One Page, 9 x 13 Inches, December 31, 1778. This is an untranslated financial document authorizing the transfer of 23 livres from the National Treasury to reimburse a French government official for his services to the royal government. Document is affixed to a slightly larger off-white sheet. This is a much Earlier and Scarcer version of Louis's signature than typically seen.
Condition: Slightly trimmed edges, intersecting folds, a few trivial spots, and light pencil remnants to lower right, otherwise fine condition.
Documentation: This item is fully documented by three sources. First it has a PSA/DNA Authentication status. Its registered PSA/DNA number is #V08860 and item has been permanently marked with an invisible DNA daub that will fluoresce under a patented laser lamp. Further It means that this signature of King Louis VIII, King of France, which they personally examined and is in their opinion authentic. They state that the signature(s) are consistent considering slant, flow, pen pressure, letter size and other characteristics that are typical of the other exemplars that they compared against. Second, the item will come with a Certificate of Authenticity from the famous RR Auction where item was purchased by us originally. Third you will also get a Certificate from Reel Art. You will also get a copy of the invoice from RR Auction a to further prove authenticity.
The item described is guaranteed to be of the time period and condition as described, has been exported legally and is legal to buy and sell under all international laws relating to cultural patrimony.