Napoleon - An Intimate Portrait


Emperorís tableware from St. Helena

Emperorís tableware from St. Helena

Martin-Guillaume Biennais (knife) and Louis Nicolas Sommť (cutlery) -

To keep up his spirits, Napolťon dined formally most evenings with his friends and their wives. Despite their remote exile, they initially ate well on St. Helena. Later, when the English informed him they were reducing his food budget from 20,000 to 12,000 pounds a year, he was outraged. Low on funds, Napolťon had basketsful of his silver service hammered down and sold to raise money for his table. He would do this three times in all, making these pieces all the rarer.

Historical Provenance - Given by Joseph Bonaparte to his nephew, Nicolas Clary



NAPOLEONIC FRENCH GARDE DE BATTAILLE GRAND ARMEE COURASSIER OFFICER SWORD C 1790 picture

NAPOLEONIC FRENCH GARDE DE BATTAILLE GRAND ARMEE COURASSIER OFFICER SWORD C 1790

$3895.00



NAPOLEONIC WARS FRENCH GRAND ARMEE CHASSEUR, HUSSAR CAVALRY SWORD 1784 picture

NAPOLEONIC WARS FRENCH GRAND ARMEE CHASSEUR, HUSSAR CAVALRY SWORD 1784

$2195.00



FRENCH OFFICER'S LIGHT CAVALRY SWORD -  GRANDE ARMEE NAPOLEONIC SABER picture

FRENCH OFFICER'S LIGHT CAVALRY SWORD - GRANDE ARMEE NAPOLEONIC SABER

$2200.00



NAPOLEONIC FRENCH LION HEAD HIGH OFFICER GRAND ARMEE SWORD CONSULAR PERIOD 1799 picture

NAPOLEONIC FRENCH LION HEAD HIGH OFFICER GRAND ARMEE SWORD CONSULAR PERIOD 1799

$1995.00



NAPOLEONIC FRENCH GRAND ARMEE CHASSEUR, HUSSAR CAVALRY SWORD WATERLOO picture

NAPOLEONIC FRENCH GRAND ARMEE CHASSEUR, HUSSAR CAVALRY SWORD WATERLOO

$1995.00



Elias PHARAOH. GREAT ARMY interpreter. Naturalized Louis XVIII Barbé-Marbois.1815 picture

Elias PHARAOH. GREAT ARMY interpreter. Naturalized Louis XVIII Barbé-Marbois.1815

$535.38



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