Napoleon - An Intimate Portrait


Chair from Napolťonís personal Tuileries office

Chair from Napolťonís 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, Napolťonís 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.

Napolťon 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



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RARE FRENCH SEVRES IMPERIAL NAPOLEON KING Of ITALY SET 6 CUPS & 6 SAUCERS 19TH C picture

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Plate Offered by Emperor Napoleon I Bonaparte To His Sister - Crown Armorial picture

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Napoleon III Gilt&Silver bronze champlevé enamel mounted Onyx centrepiece French picture

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Pair Monumental Wall Application Napoleon III After J B.Klagmann F-Aas-10 picture

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WATERCOLOR GOUACH NAPOLEON vs RUSSIA byChristian Wilhelm von Faber Du Faur picture

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A Traveling Exhibition from Russell Etling Company (c) 2011