Napoleon Memorabilia Sells for Over $80,000 at Nate D. Sanders Auctions
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We at NateDSanders.com Auctions, specialize in the sale of Napoleon letters signed and Napoleon memorabilia. A few years back, we were able to achieve some record prices for Napoleon III’s china service.
In the center of each piece of china that we sold , Napoleon III’s seal and monogram “N” appear in gilt and the rim of each dish is decorated with a gilt band, with various years circa mid 1800’s marked beneath.
Check out the following lots of the Napoleon memorabilia that sold and be sure to click on the links for more details —
Two dozen pieces of 19th century china from Tuileries Palace sold for $17,365.
A dozen pieces of Napoleon III’s royal china service. sold for $15,786.
Sixteen pieces of china from Tuileries Palace sold for $15,786, also.
This might not be Napoleon memorabilia exactly, but we did sell this Napoleon painting for $32,000. Please see below:
1812 portrait of Napoleon Bonaparte Rembrandt Peale painting, noted American Neoclassical painter and son of acclaimed artist Charles Willson Peale. Painted by the famed portrait artist who captured the likenesses of nearly all of the important statesmen of the 18th century, including George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. This compelling 22.5″ x 27.5″ oil on canvas comes with a fascinating backstory. Since Bonaparte was unwilling to sit for any artists, Peale spent hours sketching the Emperor on public occasions, such as during the procession of deputies in the Champ de Mars where Bonaparte sat still for hours on end. Contrary to the famously romanticized, larger than life interpretations of the French dictator by such artists as Jacques-Louis David, here Peale offers a very human-scale Bonaparte. Peale employs a palette of muted burgundies and blacks, soft lighting and an echo of the background wine-colored drapery in Bonaparte’s scarf. Painting comes with a transcript of the letter Peale gave to artist Thomas Hollingsworth Morris, original owner of the portrait, datelined Philadelphia, 26 January 1858. Letter reads as follows: “Dear Sir, The Portrait you allude to, is an Original Study of the Head of Napoleon Bonaparte, which I made in Paris, in the Year 1812 (not when he was 1st Consul)–but Emperor). It was the result of many paintings, after seeing him at Reviews & other occasions – for he had decided never to sit to any Artist, after the design to assassinate him by Cerachi [sic] the Sculptor who was making a Bust of him–The same Cerachi who was in this Country & made a Bust of our Washington, which is more like Cerachi himself than like Washington. He was guilliotined [sic]. This Head, the effort of repeated Memories, David the Emperor’s Painter thought a good likeness. I am sorry you did not subscribe your address, as I should like to see this Portrait again when I visit Baltimore. Respectfully Yours, Rembrandt Peale (signed).” An excellent portrait of the legendary military genius by an American master portraitist. It sold for $32,000.