Silk 5

“Napoleon’s second salon at Fountainebleau, furnished in 1810.

Carved and guilded armchairs upholstered in green cisele velvet

patterned with urns of flowers surrounded by rosettes

and palm leaves…”


Jacques Anquetil

French notebook 1811 2

Antique French silk brocade book cover…

Embellished with Napoleonic bees…

French notebook 1811

Silver half franc coin (marked Paris 1811) on ribbon acts as bookmark…

Simply Chateau… sold on Ebay

Elle Decoration June 2008

Les Arts Decoratifs

Charles Percier and Pierre-Francois-Leonard-Fontaine were

architects, interior decorators, and designers during the reign

of Napoleon.. refurbishing the palaces at Fontainebleau, Strasbourg,

and Versailles.The Empire style that they created drew on the classical art

and architecture that they so loved. Their aim was not to replicate the

buildings of antiquity, but to translate classic designs into

a modern idiom.” More…

Elle Decoration June ’08

Percier Fontaine les Arts decoratifs Paris

Lit avec Baldaquin

An engraving from the collection of Percier and Fontaine c. 1801…

Created in mahogany by Jacob Brothers and preserved

at Fountainbleau.

Gift from Napoleon to his sister Pauline

Designed by Percier and Fontaine, this Tureen was part

of a large table service given by Napoleon to his sister…

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Fabrics Caroline Lebeau

“Traditional Empire bee design…

Fabrics, furnishings and ornaments of the Empire often featured

the Napoleonic motif-enormous N’s encircled by laurel wreaths,

eagles, and swans, in addition to bees….


Caroline Lebeau


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