Napoleon - An Intimate Portrait


Imperial bed of Jrme Bonaparte, King of Westphalia (detail)

Imperial bed of Jrme Bonaparte, King of Westphalia (detail)

Jacob - c. 1810

Jrme was known for his taste for luxury, and this bed, from the palace at Kassel, attests to his penchant for splendor. It celebrates Napolons military conquests with Egyptian figures and stars, and honors his victories with oak and laurel branches.

The beds fabric has been recreated by the House of Prelle, which was established in Lyon in 1752 and furnished the Emperors palaces. Using their authentic Empire designs, Prelle often utilizes its original period looms to create its silk and brocades. This is the only royal bed of the First Empire in a private collection.

Historical Provenance - Duc de Montebello family collection



✒ rare letter claude joseph goatfish de lisle author of marseillaise picture

✒ rare letter claude joseph goatfish de lisle author of marseillaise

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✒ rare letter claude joseph goatfish de lisle author of marseillaise picture

✒ rare letter claude joseph goatfish de lisle author of marseillaise

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"la marseillaise to saigon" original poster 1950 litho entoilée Brenet 82x64cm

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✒ rare letter claude joseph goatfish de lisle author of marseillaise picture

✒ rare letter claude joseph goatfish de lisle author of marseillaise

$1715.03



✒ rare letter claude joseph goatfish de lisle author of marseillaise picture

✒ rare letter claude joseph goatfish de lisle author of marseillaise

$1715.03



"la marseillaise" poster orig. entoilée jacques carlu 1918 (goatfish de l' isle)

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A Traveling Exhibition from Russell Etling Company (c) 2011