Napoleon and Josephine

Andre-Antoine RAVRIO (attributed to) French 1759-1814 Love led by Fidelity, clock (Pendule: L'Amour conduit par la Fidélité) (c. 1805) The chariot of Love led by Fidelity, clock (Pendule: Le char de l'Amour conduit par la Fidélité) (c. 1805) gilt bronze, enamel, marble 52.0 x 52.0 x 17.0 cm Fondation Napoléon, Paris Donation Lapeyre (inv. 488) © Fondation Napoléon – Patrice Maurin Berthier

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The French Revolution, an age of transformation meant a shift in attitude and change in societal behaviour that is reflected in the design of elegant timepieces

David J.K. Roche – An Honourable Quest in Trust for a Nation

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Whether as a collector of decorative arts or as a dog breeder and judge David Roche was all about being the very best that he could be on ever level of his life

Empire Style

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The French revolution in 1796 rocked upper class foundations in both Europe and England. A directory ruled France and the dashing Corsican General Napoleon Bonaparte became Commander in Chief. His victories on the battlefield were to shape chair styles no less than the themes of Grand Opera. Chairs lost their…