Napoleon - An Intimate Portrait


Emperor’s tableware from St. Helena

Emperor’s tableware from St. Helena

Martin-Guillaume Biennais (knife) and Louis Nicolas Sommé (cutlery) -

To keep up his spirits, Napoléon dined formally most evenings with his friends and their wives. Despite their remote exile, they initially ate well on St. Helena. Later, when the English informed him they were reducing his food budget from 20,000 to 12,000 pounds a year, he was outraged. Low on funds, Napoléon had basketsful of his silver service hammered down and sold to raise money for his table. He would do this three times in all, making these pieces all the rarer.

Historical Provenance - Given by Joseph Bonaparte to his nephew, Nicolas Clary



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

Antique Polish Officer Sword Sabre Napoleonic Napoleon Poland By Collette Rare

$3200.00



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

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

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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

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

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

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

$780.00



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

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

$695.00



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A Traveling Exhibition from Russell Etling Company (c) 2011