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



MONTBLANC - Patron of Art - Full Set - Medici to Napoleon - Fountain Pen - New picture

MONTBLANC - Patron of Art - Full Set - Medici to Napoleon - Fountain Pen - New

$109500.00



RARE FRENCH SEVRES IMPERIAL NAPOLEON KING Of ITALY SET 6 CUPS & 6 SAUCERS 19TH C picture

RARE FRENCH SEVRES IMPERIAL NAPOLEON KING Of ITALY SET 6 CUPS & 6 SAUCERS 19TH C

$55000.00



Plate Offered by Emperor Napoleon I Bonaparte To His Sister - Crown Armorial picture

Plate Offered by Emperor Napoleon I Bonaparte To His Sister - Crown Armorial

$50000.00



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



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

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

$45000.00



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

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

$40000.00



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A Traveling Exhibition from Russell Etling Company (c) 2011