Choiseul

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Choiseul

1
Étienne François , Duc de. 1719--85, French statesman; foreign minister (1758--70)

Choiseul

2
an island in the SW Pacific Ocean, in the Solomon Islands: hilly and densely forested. Area: 3885 sq. km (1500 sq. miles)
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Choiseul

 

an island in the Pacific Ocean; one of the Solomon Islands. Population, more than 8,000 (1970). Choiseul Island covers an area of 2,600 sq km and rises to a maximum elevation of 1,067 m. The island has evergreen forests. Coconut palms are raised, and copra is exported.

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Four of the Dutch works alone come from the collection of the Duc de Choiseul. In addition, there are also the distinctive frames that came with the pictures when they were acquired from the Demidoff collection and that of King William II of Holland.
Proof of extreme over-indulgence comes from two painted miniatures that adorned snuff boxes that belonged to the Duc de Choiseul, one time Chief Minister to Louis XV.