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



Napoleonic War 1770 Austro - Hungarian Offices Hussars Silver Saber  picture

Napoleonic War 1770 Austro - Hungarian Offices Hussars Silver Saber

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Fine German heavy cavalry saber, C. 1800- Napoleonic war era, Original scabbard picture

Fine German heavy cavalry saber, C. 1800- Napoleonic war era, Original scabbard

$1700.00



Napoleonic German Hussars Saber picture

Napoleonic German Hussars Saber

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1st EMPIRE INFANTRY OFFICER'S SABER WITH SHEATH/Napoleon/RARE picture

1st EMPIRE INFANTRY OFFICER'S SABER WITH SHEATH/Napoleon/RARE

$950.00



NICE OFF SAID MINOR SWORD SABRE SABER ROYAL REVOLUT NAPOLEON TO 1780 VIVE LE ROY picture

NICE OFF SAID MINOR SWORD SABRE SABER ROYAL REVOLUT NAPOLEON TO 1780 VIVE LE ROY

$870.00



Napoleonic Austrian Heavy Saber picture

Napoleonic Austrian Heavy Saber

$850.00



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