French Masonic certificate from “St Frédérick des Amis choisis” (St. Frederick of Selected Friends) Lodge, Boulogne-sur-Mer, France, with allegorical decoration. Issued “3ème mois de l’an de La Vraie Lumière 5806, 1er mai 1806.” (Third month of year of the Actual Moon 5806, May 1, 1806).
Large pre-printed vellum, wide framework engraved with Masonic motifs; framed under glass, gilt wood rod frame.
Height: 42,5 cm (16-2/3 in.) - Width: 35 cm (13-3/4 in.)
Superb masonic certificate with large allegorical decoration for Boulogne lodge
Certificate issued to merchant Silvestre Chuaveau, 46 years old, native of Saumur, attesting « POSSEDE LES TROIS PREMIERS GRADES SYMBOLIQUES » (POSSESSING THE FIRST THREE SYMBOLIC RANKS. The document is signed by eleven lodge members including Augustin BERQUIER-NEUVILLE (1760-1840), former deputy au Conseil des Cinq-Cents and Corps législatif, and Antoine VERSIAL, former administrator of military hospital and merchant in Boulogne.
The « St Frédérick des Amis Choisis » lodge at Boulogne-sur-Mer was part of the Grand Orient of France in 1788. Dormant during the French Revolution, re-organize during the Empire, it disappeared in 1825. The Marshall Ney was a participant when he lead the Boulogne Camp.
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