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Full box for the sale of the Napoleon bicentenary in Fontainebleau


A tiny campaign timpani went for almost 27,000 euros and a shirt from the time of exile, with the figures of the emperor, was sold for the record price of 100,000 euros.

On May 5, at 5:49 p.m., Napoleon passed away at Saint Helena, surrounded by his last faithful, far from his country where he had nevertheless asked to rest “

on the banks of the Seine, in the midst of this French people [.. .] loved so much

”, as the historian David Chanteranne of the Brienne-le-Château museum, author of a suspense book on the

Twelve deaths of Napoleon

, recalls


This anniversary date, the unconditional ones of the Emperor will remember it forever, little impacted by the controversy which divides the opinion.

They spent all they had so as not to let such precious memories fly away, witnesses of the forced exile of their


in Saint Helena.

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On this historic as well as melancholy date, the fans came to pay a last tribute to their idol in the auction room of Me Jean-Pierre Osenat, in Fontainebleau.

A few steps away from where, wearing his legendary hat, Napoleon saluted his imperial guard, on April 20, 1814, in the courtyard of the White Horse - also known as the courtyard.

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Source: lefigaro

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