Napoleon - An Intimate Portrait Napoleon - An Intimate Portrait


The Treasures of NAPOLÉON Exhibition Dazzled Thousands

The spectacular traveling exhibition, Treasures of NAPOLEON, told the fascinating story of Napoléon and featured world-class art and design of his time. The exhibition was conceived and organized by Russell Etling with a talented team of professionals. It opened at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC in September 2005 and closed at the Missouri History Museum in Saint Louis in 2011. Over the course of its six-year tour, it was seen by more than 225,000 visitors and universally praised.

Created from the extraordinary collection of 1st Empire authority and author, Pierre-Jean Chalençon, the exhibit showcased rare, personal belongings of Napoléon I, as well as some of the most famous depictions of him by the greatest artists of the time. While elements of the exhibition had been loaned for major exhibitions around the world, this was the first time these irreplaceable artifacts were seen in North America.

Treasures of NAPOLEON offered visitors an opportunity to see beyond the “legend” of Napoléon Bonaparte to gain an understanding of this complex figure as a man. User-friendly interpretive text and more than 250 objects, framed paintings, prints and documents, as well as furniture from the Imperial palaces, shined a light on the extraordinary life of one of history's pivotal figures.

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We thank Exhibits Development Group (EDG), for representing the exhibition in North America and around the world. The Exhibits Development Group has offices in Saint Paul, Minnesota and Washington, DC, and provides their clients professional development, placement, distribution and management of temporary and permanent exhibition. For information contact Amy Noble Seitz, President, (651) 222-1121. Current EDG exhibitions.


ANTIQUE 18thC SWISS 18k GOLD & ENAMEL SNUFF BOX, GUIDON, REMOND & GIDE c.1790 picture

ANTIQUE 18thC SWISS 18k GOLD & ENAMEL SNUFF BOX, GUIDON, REMOND & GIDE c.1790

$37737.54



1820s 18 Karat Tri-Color Russian Snuff Box picture

1820s 18 Karat Tri-Color Russian Snuff Box

$14500.00



Antique 18k yellow gold snuff box by Adrien-Maximilien Vachette, Paris,1819-1838 picture

Antique 18k yellow gold snuff box by Adrien-Maximilien Vachette, Paris,1819-1838

$12328.00



ANTIQUE 19thC SWISS 18K GOLD & ENAMEL PLAQUE ICON, RETAILED BY BULGARI c.1820 picture

ANTIQUE 19thC SWISS 18K GOLD & ENAMEL PLAQUE ICON, RETAILED BY BULGARI c.1820

$12027.60



ANTIQUE 19thC SWISS 18k GOLD & HAND PAINTED ENAMEL BONBONNIERE BOX c.1800 picture

ANTIQUE 19thC SWISS 18k GOLD & HAND PAINTED ENAMEL BONBONNIERE BOX c.1800

$11754.09



Antique Swiss 14k Yellow Gold and Enamel Snuff Box Circa 1840 picture

Antique Swiss 14k Yellow Gold and Enamel Snuff Box Circa 1840

$11165.00



Napoleon Signature

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