[Wine purchases for the palaces of Emperor Napoleon III].

[Bordeaux: Maison Clossman & Cie, October, 1861].

Four handwritten invoices or envoi (each 21 x 13.5 cm.), on stationery with the blindstamp of Normand & Duplessy, Entrepot Transit & Cammoinage, and with the oval ink stamp of same. Receipts for four simultaneous purchases of wine from the Bordeaux wine merchant Maison Clossman, each for delivery to a different palace of Emperor Napoleon III: Palais des Tuileries, Palais de L’Elysée, Palais de St. Cloud, Palais de Fontainebleau. The items are numbered across the four invoices in consecutive order, with one hundred seven items in all, most large quantities in barrels or cartons of fifty bottles each. The fourth and final invoice contains an additional stamp in green ink, "Maison de [ill.], Service de la Regie de Palais de Fontainbleu". Folded, with creases. Near fine.

Price: $900.00