Napoleon - An Intimate Portrait


Sword of the Chief of Heralds, used to proclaim Napoléon  emperor

Sword of the Chief of Heralds, used to proclaim Napoléon emperor

Designed by Jacques-Louis David and Jean Baptist Isabey. Manufactured by Nicolas Noel Boutet at the Versailles imperial armory. - 1804

During the three-hour coronation ceremony, the Imperial couple sat on their thrones, which were placed on a platform under Notre Dame Cathedral’s main arch. The enthronement conferred on Napoléon the supreme power of France. It fell to the Chief of the Heralds to proclaim him Emperor and announce the coronation to the crowd.

Historical Provenance - Charles Marchal collection

Gilded bronze, silver-gilt, ebony, and velvet.



PONTILED 1880s FRENCH FIGURAL WINE BOTTLE FROSTED MAN & LADY STORMING BASTILLE picture

PONTILED 1880s FRENCH FIGURAL WINE BOTTLE FROSTED MAN & LADY STORMING BASTILLE

$75.00



1790/1792 FRENCH REVOLUTION 5 SOLS COMM. COIN STORMING OF THE BASTILLE  AS IS  picture

1790/1792 FRENCH REVOLUTION 5 SOLS COMM. COIN STORMING OF THE BASTILLE AS IS

$35.00



1789-1889 FRENCH  EXPOSITION BRONZE MEDAL STORMING OF BASTILLE  SYMBOLIC RARE picture

1789-1889 FRENCH EXPOSITION BRONZE MEDAL STORMING OF BASTILLE SYMBOLIC RARE

$30.00



Press Photo

Press Photo "Storming of the Bastille" painting at The Carnavalet Museum, France

$29.88



1988 Press Photo Runners At The Storm The Bastille Evening Run, Milwaukee picture

1988 Press Photo Runners At The Storm The Bastille Evening Run, Milwaukee

$19.99



1935 Press Photo Reenactment of Peasants Storming Bastille - nee19042 picture

1935 Press Photo Reenactment of Peasants Storming Bastille - nee19042

$19.99



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A Traveling Exhibition from Russell Etling Company (c) 2011