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



Rare Signed BARBARY WAR OF 1812 HERO US NAVY COMMODORE JOHN RODGERS 1817 LETTER picture

Rare Signed BARBARY WAR OF 1812 HERO US NAVY COMMODORE JOHN RODGERS 1817 LETTER

$779.99



1805 PORTLAND GAZETTE NEWSPAPER WAR W/ BARBARY PIRATES picture

1805 PORTLAND GAZETTE NEWSPAPER WAR W/ BARBARY PIRATES

$500.00



ADMIRAL SILAS H STRINGHAM SIGNED, WAR 1812, BARBARY WAR, MEX-AM WAR, CIVIL WAR picture

ADMIRAL SILAS H STRINGHAM SIGNED, WAR 1812, BARBARY WAR, MEX-AM WAR, CIVIL WAR

$225.00



GENERAL WILLIAM EATON American hero of the Barbary War original engraving, 1808 picture

GENERAL WILLIAM EATON American hero of the Barbary War original engraving, 1808

$105.00



BARBARY WARS COMMEMORATIVE MEDAL picture

BARBARY WARS COMMEMORATIVE MEDAL

$42.44



FIRST BARBARY WAR Tripolitan - Frigate USS Philadelphia 1804 Hudson NY Newspaper picture

FIRST BARBARY WAR Tripolitan - Frigate USS Philadelphia 1804 Hudson NY Newspaper

$36.00



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A Traveling Exhibition from Russell Etling Company (c) 2011