Napoleon - An Intimate Portrait


Sword of the Chief of Heralds, used to proclaim Napoléon  emperor

Sword of the Chief of Heralds, used to proclaim Napoléon emperor

Designed by Jacques-Louis David and Jean Baptist Isabey. Manufactured by Nicolas Noel Boutet at the Versailles imperial armory. - 1804

During the three-hour coronation ceremony, the Imperial couple sat on their thrones, which were placed on a platform under Notre Dame Cathedral’s main arch. The enthronement conferred on Napoléon the supreme power of France. It fell to the Chief of the Heralds to proclaim him Emperor and announce the coronation to the crowd.

Historical Provenance - Charles Marchal collection

Gilded bronze, silver-gilt, ebony, and velvet.



Vtg. WWII Named US Army 100th Chemical Mortar Bn. Italian Made Bullion Patch + picture

Vtg. WWII Named US Army 100th Chemical Mortar Bn. Italian Made Bullion Patch +

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Italian Royal Army 1850/1900s Cavalry  h e l m e t  headgear original extr. rare picture

Italian Royal Army 1850/1900s Cavalry h e l m e t headgear original extr. rare

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EXTREMELY LARGE WWII 1943 Italian Theater U.S. Army Operational Planning Map picture

EXTREMELY LARGE WWII 1943 Italian Theater U.S. Army Operational Planning Map

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RARE U.S. ARMY AIR SERVICE WWI ITALIAN AVIATOR TRAINING MEDAL PILOT EAGLE WING picture

RARE U.S. ARMY AIR SERVICE WWI ITALIAN AVIATOR TRAINING MEDAL PILOT EAGLE WING

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Very Rare – Italian mess kit container from WWI World War One Army insignia picture

Very Rare – Italian mess kit container from WWI World War One Army insignia

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Vintage Italian Army Military Academy Cadet Dagger Knife Sword Pearl Grip Lion picture

Vintage Italian Army Military Academy Cadet Dagger Knife Sword Pearl Grip Lion

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