Napoleon - An Intimate Portrait


“Napoléon I in Coronation Robe”

“Napoléon I in Coronation Robe”

Gobelins, after François Gérard - 1812

For his coronation, Napoléon wore a purple velvet cloak, lined with ermine and embroidered with bees. His crown was gold laurel leaves, intended to recall the glory of the Roman Republic. All of his life, he was conscious of symbolism and iconography. This oval tapestry was made after Gérard’s official painting. In total, nine copies were executed: eight busts and one full size. Louis XVIII ordered all of them destroyed, and only three survived: one in New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art; one in a private collection; and the one in this exhibition.

Historical Provenance - Prince Murat family collection

Tapestry



Antique Stamped 1803 Napoleonic Era, Hungarian, Polish Knife 19”, Short Sword picture

Antique Stamped 1803 Napoleonic Era, Hungarian, Polish Knife 19”, Short Sword

$1898.00



Extremely rare  France Antique 1969 Napoleon Paper Knife Stationery Coin Memo picture

Extremely rare France Antique 1969 Napoleon Paper Knife Stationery Coin Memo

$160.00



CHRISTOFLE,FRENCH SILVERPLATED PAPER KNIFE,LETTER OPENER,NAPOLEON. picture

CHRISTOFLE,FRENCH SILVERPLATED PAPER KNIFE,LETTER OPENER,NAPOLEON.

$120.00



EME Flatware Napoleon-Bordeaux Lucites 9pcs 5 fork, 4 Knives Italy Flatware set picture

EME Flatware Napoleon-Bordeaux Lucites 9pcs 5 fork, 4 Knives Italy Flatware set

$99.99



VTG  EMPERIUR  NAPOLEON III  ELOI PERNET FRANCE 1867  COIN NAIL KNIFE ....... picture

VTG EMPERIUR NAPOLEON III ELOI PERNET FRANCE 1867 COIN NAIL KNIFE .......

$79.65



Letter Opener Briquet Sabre. Napoleon's Sword Letter Knife Opener. picture

Letter Opener Briquet Sabre. Napoleon's Sword Letter Knife Opener.

$39.00



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