Napoleon - An Intimate Portrait


Large wooden plaque used at the coronation

Large wooden plaque used at the coronation

Designed by Jacques-Louis David. Manufactured by Jacob - 1804

Of the 10 coats of arms designed as supporting accents for the red velvet that surrounded the nave of Notre-Dame Cathedral, only one remains. Surrounding the Imperial Eagle is the Collier (ceremonial necklace) of the Legion of Honour. Modeled after those used by Charlemagne, the staff on the left portrays the hand of justice giving a benediction and the scepter on the right portrays Charlemagne, the first emperor of the west, on his throne. At the top is the crown of the Empire and below it is drapery embroidered with bees.

Historical Provenance - Charles Marchal collection

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FRENCH NAPOLEONIC SHAPSKA LANCIER HAIR OF THE YOUNG IMPERIAL GUARD, FIRST EMPIRE picture

FRENCH NAPOLEONIC SHAPSKA LANCIER HAIR OF THE YOUNG IMPERIAL GUARD, FIRST EMPIRE

$325.99



Miniature Portrait Napoleon as Colonel of Grenadiers a Pied of Imperial Guard picture

Miniature Portrait Napoleon as Colonel of Grenadiers a Pied of Imperial Guard

$350.00



FRENCH NAPOLEON 2nd EMPIRE IMPERIAL GUARD CAVALRY SABRETACHE PLATE picture

FRENCH NAPOLEON 2nd EMPIRE IMPERIAL GUARD CAVALRY SABRETACHE PLATE

$275.00



French Napoleonic Shako Hat of voltigeur, national guard of the Imperial Guard picture

French Napoleonic Shako Hat of voltigeur, national guard of the Imperial Guard

$175.00



Vintage 1960's Bossons Chalkware Head Grenadier Imperial Guard Napoleon picture

Vintage 1960's Bossons Chalkware Head Grenadier Imperial Guard Napoleon

$119.95



NAPOLEON'S IMPERIAL GUARD UNIFORMS & EQUIPMENT - THE INFANTRY picture

NAPOLEON'S IMPERIAL GUARD UNIFORMS & EQUIPMENT - THE INFANTRY

$60.15



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