French Masonic certificate from St Frédérick des Amis choisis Lodge, Boulogne-sur-Mer, France, 1806


French Masonic certificate from “St Frédérick des Amis choisis” (St. Frederick of Selected Friends) Lodge, Boulogne-sur-Mer, France, with Neo-Classical decoration. Issued “27ème jour du 3ème mois de l’an de La Vraie Lumière 5813, 27 mai 1813” (27th day of third month, year of Actual Moon 5813, May 27, 1813).

Large pre-printed vellum with blue silk ties, wide framework ornated with medallions with Masonic motifs and allegorical scenes; item under glass, gilt wood frame.

Height: 52 cm (20-1/2 in.) - Width: 42 cm (16-1/2 in.)

Certificate issued to Alexis Chauveau, native of Boulogne, attesting that he is a member of the lodge « AU 3EME GRADE SYMBOLIQUE » (WITH SYMBOLIC THIRD RANK). The document is signed by Chuveau and twelve members of the lodge including Venerable Antoine Versial, former administrator of military hospitals and merchant at 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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  • Expertissim Reference: 2014051714