Lot n° 253
700 - 1 000 EUR
Empire Style wallpaper set including: - Ten...
Empire Style wallpaper set including: - Ten elements on a raspberry background including - a plate of the dessert service called "with a red background, butterfly and flowers" in Sèvres porcelain, delivered for the Fontainebleau palace in 1809. - a plate of a dessert set in Sèvres porcelain under Louis-Philippe representing the circular fountain in 1842 - A plate of another dessert set in Sèvres porcelain representing the Porte Dorée at the Château de Fontainebleau. Two Beauvais tapestry boxes, one of which - with a laurel wreath and an imperial eagle in the centre. 19.5 x 24.5 cm - Frieze representing the goddess Ceres on her chariot on a turquoise background, with a gilt bronze border, palmettes and decoration simulating gilded bronze. 20 x 272 cm - Frieze with polychrome and grey decoration on a turquoise background representing Bacchus child, punctuated by shells holding draperies. 25 x 228 cm - Several fragments: decoration of palms simulating gilded bronze on a black background and N surmounted by a crown, gadroon borders, other series of palms in strips on a black background and on top of each other. 105.5 x 3.02, 105.5 x 1, 75, 105.5 x 4, 77, 105.5 x 1, 71, 105.5 x 85 cm (tears) - Friezes of garlands of leaves and laurel wreaths on a blue background... - Series with polychrome decoration representing Napoleon surrounded by Marshals: Caulaincourt, Lannes, Murat and Ney on two registers. H: 112 cm (some tears) - And panoramic with polychrome decoration representing the return of the emperor's ashes: (accidents, folds, missing, stained by water). H: 98 - L: 45 cm Provenance: Christie's New York Sale May 19, 1998: n°170 Theme often illustrated by engraving, in particular by the Pellerin factory in Epinal and lithography as those made by Victor Adam. In 1840 King Louis-Philippe obtained from England the agreement for the repatriation of the ashes of Emperor Napoleon I kept on St Helena. On May 12, 1840, the Count of Remusat announced the king's decision in the Chamber of Deputies, who greeted the news with surprise and joy. The Prince of Joinville, one of Louis-Philippe's sons: boarded the frigate "La Belle Poule" with Father Coquereau to bring back the ashes. The trip lasted about four months from July to November 1840 and left for Cherbourg. The coffin was then taken to "La Dorade" which led him to Courbevoie on December 14, 1840. Burial at the Invalides took place on December 15, 1840. Throughout the route the convoy is greeted by the crowd. The decoration of the course is carried out by the architects Louis Visconti, Henri Labrouste and Guillaume Abel Blouet. The funeral chariot driven by sixteen horses covered in black velvet draperies bordered with silver, "appeared as a huge golden pyramid eleven metres high, whose rectangular platform rested on four solid wheels similar to those of the ancient tanks. A two-metre high base decorated with raised garlands supported a six-metre long pedestal adorned at the front with two geniuses triumphantly supporting Charlemagne's crown. The back was decorated with a bouquet of gigantic flags that dragged to the ground while the sides of the pedestal disappeared under the folds of an extraordinary glass fabric. Above, fourteen golden caryatids carried an ebony cenotaph veiled in purple crepe "1.
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