Napoleon - An Intimate Portrait


Chair from Napoléon’s personal Tuileries office

Chair from Napoléon’s personal Tuileries office

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This is one of just a handful of chairs that were used in the inner sanctum of the Empire, Napoléon’s small, private office overlooking the Tuileries Gardens and the Seine. Here the Emperor, his private secretary and his intimate circle of advisors sat during the years they worked tirelessly to rebuild France and change the face of Europe.

Napoléon normally dictated his correspondence, sometimes simultaneously composing multiple letters with the assistance of several secretaries. With great focus, he spoke quickly, moving from secretary to secretary, often running far ahead of their shorthand. Afterwards, he would make corrections on transcripts he was provided and finally sign the polished documents.

Historical Provenance - Olivier Lefuel collection

Gilded wood, velvet and brocade



‎‎Napoleon Ist and The Imperial Guard - Eugene Fieffe Leather Bound French Text picture

‎‎Napoleon Ist and The Imperial Guard - Eugene Fieffe Leather Bound French Text

$425.00



Scheibe Alsbach Porcelain Drummer Figurine Napoleon's Imperial Guard German Mark picture

Scheibe Alsbach Porcelain Drummer Figurine Napoleon's Imperial Guard German Mark

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French Napoleonic Imperial Guard, Chess and Chevrons Officers, Generic picture

French Napoleonic Imperial Guard, Chess and Chevrons Officers, Generic

$189.00



French Napoleonic Epaulettes Colonel of the Imperial Guard picture

French Napoleonic Epaulettes Colonel of the Imperial Guard

$189.00



1806 Letter France Imperial Guard Chasseurs Regiment Napoleon Waterloo Battle  picture

1806 Letter France Imperial Guard Chasseurs Regiment Napoleon Waterloo Battle

$119.00



Circa 1852 2nd Empire Napoleon III French Imperial Guard Uniform Button picture

Circa 1852 2nd Empire Napoleon III French Imperial Guard Uniform Button

$79.00



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