Jul 15, 2021 - Sale 2576

Sale 2576 - Lot 1

Price Realized: $ 1,375
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 2,000
Isabella I, Queen of Spain (1451-1504)
Document Signed, Yo la Reyna, Granada, Spain 8 May 1501.

Folio format laid paper document in Spanish, ordering Royal Steward Sancho de Paredes to pay German de Paris and his partner Jacques 22,600 maravides, the remaining balance on a bill of 78,600 maravides for purchase of a tapestry; text in brown ink, in a Spanish secretarial hand, endorsed by Royal Secretary Gaspar de Trizio, and canceled with two V-shaped cuts in the document, indicating that the transaction was entered into the royal account books; old folds, receipt signed by the two merchants who received the payment; docketed on verso, with an old tab of stiff paper pasted to the verso along the top edge, 11 1/2 x 8 1/4 in.

The woven tapestry that the Queen purchased was a gift for a church decorated with the Spanish throne's royal coat of arms.