Napoleon - An Intimate Portrait


Convertible armchair of Marshal Louis Nicolas Davout

Convertible armchair of Marshal Louis Nicolas Davout

- c. 1808

This armchair that converts into a bed belonged to Louis Nicolas Davout, who accompanied Napoléon to Egypt and in the Second Italian Campaign, becoming a Marshal in 1804. He also participated in the Russian campaign, and was Minister of War during the Hundred Days between Napoléon’s escape from Elba and his defeat at Waterloo.

Historical Provenance - Marshal Louis Nicolas Davout collection

Steel with brass fittings


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A Traveling Exhibition from Russell Etling Company (c) 2011