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Tag: Napoleon

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    Vintage French and Swiss Mantel Timepieces Highlight Akiba Antiques’ Upcoming Sale

    The Louis XV-style of decorative arts, adopted during the reign of Louis the Beloved, marked the advent of the European Rococo movement. Originating in Paris, the 18th century-style characterized elegance, lightness, and generous use of interlaced curves and countercurves. A Louis XV patinated and gilt-bronze mantel clock featuring a wild…

    Ex- Christies 18th Cent. Patinated & Gilt-Bronze Wild Boar Mantle Clock
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    The Long, Strange History of Napoleon Memorabilia at Auction

    Hat worn by Napoleon during campaign in Poland. Image from Sotheby’s. Few figures' successes and failures are under more constant review than those of Napoleon Bonaparte. His reign as Emperor of the French saw the building of one of the most ambitious empires in world history and the spread of…

    The Long, Strange History of Napoleon Memorabilia at Auction1
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    Napoleon’s Writings Come to Auction With Jeschke Van Vliet

    The second session of the Rare Books, Prints, Historical Photography sale, offered by Jeschke van Vliet Auctions, features a French stereoscope with 14 slides. While looking through two glass eyepieces, the viewer can observe images such as the prehistoric station of Low Laugerie and Grand Roc Cave. The case was…

    Extensive collection of approx. 100 works on Napoleon and his time. 1799-1931. Different formats and bindings mostly d. Currently (only partially damaged
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    Rare Books, Manuscripts & Relics, Forbes Collection Part II, Kerouac Estate Part III

    The upcoming Rare Books, Manuscripts, & Relics sale, offered by University Archives, is anchored by memorabilia from authors, politicians, and other historical figures. Among the available popular culture items is a handwritten, signed lyric manuscript of Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone.” In 2004, the Rolling Stone magazine called “Like…

    Pope John Paul II Fantastic Signed Color Photo with Great Provenance
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    Bob Dylan, Sir Isaac Newton and George Washington will all appear in University Archives' May 6th Internet-Only Auction

    The auction is packed with rare books, manuscripts, relics and more, many of them signed by history’s brightest luminaries. Start time is 10:30 am Eastern. WESTPORT, CT, UNITED STATES, April 21, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Bob Dylan’s handwritten and signed lyrics to the classic rock song Like a Rolling Stone, a superb document…

    Bob Dylan, Isaac Newton and George Washington are all in University Archives' May 6th online auction
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    February Eclectic Auction

    The upcoming February Eclectic Auction presented by Garth’s Auctioneers & Appraisers offers an array of furniture, firearms, stoneware, collectibles, and more. Available in the sale is a breech-loading rifle by J.H. Hall. In 1811, New England gunsmith John H. Hall patented his newly developed breech-loading rifle. Eight years later, he signed a…

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    Summer Fine Antique Sale

    Despite its name, the Louis XV style of furniture was influenced more by the king’s long-term companion, Madame de Pompadour, than by the king himself. Furniture became more excessive and ornamental. After years of war, the wealthy patrons of France, including Madame de Pompadour, wanted spectacle. Furniture and decorative art…