[Elisabeth of Romania]. Typed inventory of Princess Elisabeth's confiscated jewellery.

Paris, 4. V. 1956.

Folio. 8 pp. on 8 ff. In duplicate. With addendum (see below).


A documentation for Maitre Lefevre-Pontalis, partly in Romanian, about four suitcases of jewellery confiscated during the forced departure of Princess Elisabeth (1894-1956) from Romania due to her expulsion in 1947, when the Romanian People's Republic had been proclaimed. Alexandre Scanavy, owner of a part of the jewellery in the cases, obtained the jewellery through the Romanian Communists but did not return it to the Princess. In 1948 several inspectors ascertained ten pieces of jewellery belonging to Princess Elisabeth, enumerated in a separate list.

Four leaves with blind-embossed letterhead "Maison civile en France de S. M. la Reine Elisabeth", one leaf with hand-written notes, some rust stains from an old paper clip, some slight marginal defects. Includes an autograph list by Elisabeth's lover Marc Favrat, noting photocopies given to Lefevre-Pontalis, and a leaf with a typed document titled "Dossier 'Affaire secours d'hiver Belge/Banca Romaneasca'" (with an additional copy), repeating Favrat's list and adding a note.

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