Official Purveyor to the Belgian Royal Court

Since its early beginnings, Delvaux has enjoyed exceptional prestige and the trust and confidence of connoisseurs, most notably, the royal family of Belgium.

Belgium Royal warrant holder Coat of arms
The coat of arms of the royal warrant holder of the court of Belgium

The title of "royal warrant holder of the court of Belgium", designating that the warrant holder is an official supplier of the court, was first awarded to the House of Delvaux in 1883 by King Leopold II, the monarch who famously proclaimed, "The nation of Rubens must be as great in its art as in its commerce and industry."

Letter from the Queen accepting Delvaux as Royal Supplier
Letter from Queen Marie-Henriette accepting Delvaux as Royal Supplier in 1883.

During his reign, he modernised Belgium, endowed it with an empire, and made it one of the most influential world powers of the era. The title of supplier to the court, chosen and granted every five years by the monarch of Belgium, is a testament to the high quality of Delvaux’s products and has been repeatedly bestowed on the company.

Queen Paola visiting the Delvaux atelier
Delvaux Archives: Her Majesty Queen Paola, the former queen of Belgium, visiting the Delvaux atelier in the 1980s, accompanied by Solange Schwennicke
King Albert II & Queen Paola of Belgium. The Queen is wearing the <i>Mon Grand Bonheur</i> bag, created and gifted by Delvaux for her wedding in 1959.
King Albert II & Queen Paola of Belgium. The Queen is wearing the Mon Grand Bonheur bag, created and gifted by Delvaux for her wedding in 1959.