Napoleon Bonaparte

Marie Adelaide Crop

Kings Queens & Courtiers – A New Exhibition at TDRF Adelaide

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A new exhibition at The David Roche Foundation House Museum & Gallery, Adelaide, features objects once belonging to Kings Queens & Courtiers in Europe & England

AA&ADA 2015 Sydney Antiques Fair – Be Beguiled

AA&ADA 2015 Sydney Antiques Fair – Be Beguiled

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AA&ADA 2015 Sydney Antiques Fair will take place 9 – 13 September 2015 in the Kensington Room Randwick Racecourse Sydney, offering a variety of art and antiques

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

French Clocks – Science Keeping Time with Enlightenment Pt 3

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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

Plain or Fancy, Restraint & Exuberance – What Do You Prefer?

Plain or Fancy, Restraint & Exuberance – What Do You Prefer?

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Plain or Fancy a show on view until August 2013 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art invites visitors to consider their preferences associated with these two words

Detail Josephine

Empress Josephine at Château Malmaison – Woman of Influence

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An impressive woman, Josephine (as Napoleon decided she should be known), aided his route to power and had a profound influence on the future of horticulture

Cameo Diadems

Cameo Diadems

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The fashion for cameos and intaglios began soon after Napoleon’s Italian campaign of 1796 when cameos were brought back to France from Italy. Many of these were of Greek or Roman origin. Their beauty and perfection fascinated Napoleon. He had some mounted especially for his own use and for his…