Le Bret was a loyal supporter of the crown. He sold his silverware to take out a loan to pay the army and repel the invasion of the Duke of Savoy in Provence. Text: Monsieur Le Bret, I have seen from the report you have given me of what happened at the assembly of deputies from my province of Provence that they all showed as much zeal as submission in granting me the amount that I requested from them. You will let them know the satisfaction that I have and that I will remember it when it comes to providing for their needs, which I hope to find the means for through the peace that I have just concluded in order to secure the happiness of my people, and assuring you that I am very pleased with your services. I pray to God that he watches over you, Monsieur Le Bret, at Versailles on March 20, 1714.
Louis XIV here refers to the Treaty of Rastatt, which had just been signed on March 6, 1714. Folded dimensions: 16.5 x 22.2 cm. Unfolded dimensions: 22.1 x 33.4 cm. Condition: tears, restorations, small holes cf.Provenance: Purchased in an auction organized by a major Parisian auction house. The letter and the signature of Louis XIV had been certified as authentic by the auction's expert. The value of this letter from Louis XIV is less than 3000 euros. Therefore, it is not considered a cultural asset and can leave French territory without a certificate of free movement. Packaging and shipping will be done with great care.