Napoleon - An Intimate Portrait


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

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

Jacob - c. 1810

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

The bed’s fabric has been recreated by the House of Prelle, which was established in Lyon in 1752 and furnished the Emperor’s 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



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



Cold Steel 88NSL 1830 Napoleon Saber Knife, Left Hand picture

Cold Steel 88NSL 1830 Napoleon Saber Knife, Left Hand

$199.99



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



AK Knives, 15

AK Knives, 15" Napoleon Gurkha Kukri Handmade Damascus Steel Knife, Rason handle

$114.99



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



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