Napoleon - An Intimate Portrait


Emperor’s tableware from St. Helena

Emperor’s tableware from St. Helena

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

To keep up his spirits, Napoléon 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, Napoléon 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



Montblanc Patron of Art 888 Fountain Pen Collection Regent 1995 to Napoleon 2021 picture

Montblanc Patron of Art 888 Fountain Pen Collection Regent 1995 to Napoleon 2021

$325356.28



Rare Antique Sevres Porcelain Large Sugar Bowl Napoleon Princess Murat picture

Rare Antique Sevres Porcelain Large Sugar Bowl Napoleon Princess Murat

$60000.00



Napoleon III Gilt&Silver bronze champlevé enamel mounted Onyx centrepiece French picture

Napoleon III Gilt&Silver bronze champlevé enamel mounted Onyx centrepiece French

$47500.00



Gold Snuff Box with Napoleon Portrait by Jean-Baptiste Isabey (1767–1855) picture

Gold Snuff Box with Napoleon Portrait by Jean-Baptiste Isabey (1767–1855)

$44500.00



Pair Antique Huge French Sevres Porcelain Urns, Hand Painted,  1880 , Napoleon picture

Pair Antique Huge French Sevres Porcelain Urns, Hand Painted, 1880 , Napoleon

$40000.00



Pair Antique Huge French Sevres Porcelain Urns, Hand Painted,  1880 , picture

Pair Antique Huge French Sevres Porcelain Urns, Hand Painted, 1880 ,

$36000.00



Images © photo12.com-Pierre-Jean Chalençon
A Traveling Exhibition from Russell Etling Company (c) 2011