Napoleon - An Intimate Portrait


Joséphine’s monogrammed tortoise shell box

Joséphine’s monogrammed tortoise shell box

- c. 1799-1800

The opposite of Napoléon in temperament, Joséphine loved to spend money on beautiful objects. He gave her a monthly allowance of 50,000 francs for personal expenses and 10,000 for charities, but her spending often exceeded that.

Historical Provenance - Marshal Ney’s collection

Tortoise shell ornamented with guilloche



NAPOLEONIC FRENCH GARDE DE BATTAILLE GRAND ARMEE COURASSIER OFFICER SWORD C 1790 picture

NAPOLEONIC FRENCH GARDE DE BATTAILLE GRAND ARMEE COURASSIER OFFICER SWORD C 1790

$4695.00



NAPOLEONIC WARS FRENCH GRAND ARMEE CHASSEUR, HUSSAR CAVALRY SWORD 1784 picture

NAPOLEONIC WARS FRENCH GRAND ARMEE CHASSEUR, HUSSAR CAVALRY SWORD 1784

$2595.00



NAPOLEONIC FRENCH GRAND ARMEE CHASSEUR, HUSSAR CAVALRY SWORD WATERLOO picture

NAPOLEONIC FRENCH GRAND ARMEE CHASSEUR, HUSSAR CAVALRY SWORD WATERLOO

$2495.00



NAPOLEONIC FRENCH LION HEAD HIGH OFFICER GRAND ARMEE SWORD CONSULAR PERIOD 1799 picture

NAPOLEONIC FRENCH LION HEAD HIGH OFFICER GRAND ARMEE SWORD CONSULAR PERIOD 1799

$2295.00



Elias pharaoh. interprètre grand army. naturalized louis xviii Barbé-marbois. 1815 picture

Elias pharaoh. interprètre grand army. naturalized louis xviii Barbé-marbois. 1815

$523.68



Streffleur grand army army food organization management field-post 1854 picture

Streffleur grand army army food organization management field-post 1854

$370.76



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A Traveling Exhibition from Russell Etling Company (c) 2011