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



Antique Polish Officer Sword Sabre Napoleonic Napoleon Poland By Collette Rare  picture

Antique Polish Officer Sword Sabre Napoleonic Napoleon Poland By Collette Rare

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NICE OFF SAID MINOR SWORD SABRE SABER ROYAL REVOLUT NAPOLEON TO 1780 VIVE LE ROY picture

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Fine German heavy cavalry saber, C. 1800- Napoleonic war era, Original scabbard picture

Fine German heavy cavalry saber, C. 1800- Napoleonic war era, Original scabbard

$1300.00



NICE TROOP SAID MINOR SWORD SABER ROYAL REVOLUTION NAPOLEON TO 1780 /1800 picture

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FRENCH OFF. ROTATING BRANCH SWORD SABER Mle 1784 ROYAL REVOLUT NAPOLEON W SCABAR picture

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Rare 19th century British Napoleonic brass hilted sword / sabre - Waterloo 1815 picture

Rare 19th century British Napoleonic brass hilted sword / sabre - Waterloo 1815

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A Traveling Exhibition from Russell Etling Company (c) 2011