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20 articles taggés "Napoleon I"
The Empire Auction: A Story or Two
From a clock with Apollo's chariot to porcelain vases from Berlin, Osenat's ever eagerly-awaited Empire auction in Fontainebleau features a speaking…
An Appointment with Louis XIV, Napoleon I and a Directory-period Family
Taking place in a particular context because of Covid-19 measures, the 32 nd "garden party" sale at the château d'Artigny, preceded by innovative virtual…
Bonaparte and the Flame of the Empire
A love letter and historical documents set the auction alight, and several preemptions honored the duty to remember.
Père Lachaise: Birthplace of the Modern Resting Place
Père Lachaise Cemetery welcomes 3.5 million visitors each year to wander the graves of past and present celebrities. Few are aware of the revolution…
Anne-Marie Springer, Collector of Love Letters
On the occasion of Valentine's Day, the Swiss author of books dedicated to her collection of intimate letters, testifies to a passion born twenty-seven…
A Royal Weapon from the "Valley of Blades"
The sword of a Marshal of France dating to the return of the Bourbon monarchy to power in France cut a wide swathe.
Josephine Bonaparte’s Gardens at Malmaison
Josephine and Napoleon I reigned as a power-couple, keenly attuned to the importance of image building to stake their claims to sovereignty. Both descendants…
Philippe Costamagna: Napoleon's World of Art
The Director of the Fesch Palace Museum, curator of Ajaccio’s museums and authority on 16th-century Italian painting has written a fascinating book…
Napoleon's Impossible Palace
From the Tuileries to Versailles, Napoleon Bonaparte sought a palace worthy of his imperial aspirations. But he would never see his most ambitious…
Laurels for Josephine and the Empire
Napoleon and Josephine’s flame has never gone out, as attested by these mementos of their reign.
An Art Nouveau Ode to Nature by Alphonse Debain
The Heart of French Cabinetmaking During the Ancien Régime with Boulle and Roussel
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