Empire and historical souvenir

The thrice-yearly sales of The First Empire in Fontainebleau are renowned throughout the world. Their selection of manuscripts, historical souvenirs, furniture, silver and vintage weapons entices Napoleonic experts, collectors and enthusiasts from across the globe. Many make the most of their stay in Fontainebleau to visit the Palace where Napoleon signed his most important treaties, then bade farewell from the foot of the great horseshoe staircase just 100 yards from the Osenat saleroom!


Entries for each auction catalogue close one month before the sale.

Next sales

July 2019
Books & Manuscripts - Historical souvenirs

Books & Manuscripts - Historical souvenirs

Saturday 06 July 2019 at 14h30
Fontainebleau, 9-11, rue Royale 77300 Fontainebleau
Napoleon in Fontainebleau - Historical souvenirs

Napoleon in Fontainebleau - Historical souvenirs

Sunday 07 July 2019 at 14h00
Fontainebleau, 9-11, rue Royale 77300 Fontainebleau

Specialists

Jean-Christophe Chataignier
JEAN-CHRISTOPHE CHATAIGNIER
Associé
+33 (0)1 80 81 90 04
jc.chataignier@osenat.com

Contributors

Mélanie Petit
Mélanie PETIT
+33 (0)1 80 81 90 13
m.petit@osenat.com

Experts

Jean-Claude DEY
Eric Busser
Alain NICOLAS
Cyrille FROISSART
Manuela FINAZ de VILLAINE
Cabinet TURQUIN
Françoise BERTHELOT-VINCHON
Cabinet JEAN VINCHON
Marie de la CHEVARDIERE
Marie-Christine DAVID

Our news


The "throne chair" sold for € 500,000 including costs, seven times the estimate.

Sunday, April 7, in Fontainebleau, Jean-Pierre Osenat finally sold the "throne chair" for the plump sum of € 500,000 after a bidding battle over the phone.
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The "throne chair" awarded € 500,000

The auction house Osenat estimated this seat, Empire period according to her, between € 60,000 and € 80,000 (excluding fees). He was paid € 500,000
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Visit the exhibition at home!

Check out our virtual tour to walk through our exhibition space without moving from your chair
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Focus on the Empire "in majesty"

"The empire will be the attraction of a week that will also give pride to the bibliophile."
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Fontainebleau empire - Results