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Creator: David Teniers the Younger, Flemish, 1610-1690
Date: 1640s (early)
Creator: Coypel, Noël-Nicolas, French, 1690-1734
According to the story told in Ovid's Metamorphoses, the god Jupiter, smitten with the nymph Europa, transformed himself into a white bull and abducted her. Here Jupiter swims away with Europa on his back attended by a host of sea deities. Celebrated…
Creator: Claude Galle (attributed)
Date: 1800 (circa)
The tapering standard issuing central nozzle and three candlearms in the form of winged sea-creatures, united by chains hanging from their mouths, the triangular bases supported by winged griffins, on conforming incurved tripartite base.
Date: 1800 (circa) - 1811 (circa)
Several pieces of this white porcelain dinner service with overglaze of polychrome decoration have survived with a tradition that they were acquired at the "Point Breeze" sale. They are of the correct period and of a handsome and serviceable type…
Date: 1810 (circa) -1815 (circa)
Jerome Bonaparte (1784-1860), youngest of Napoleon's brothers, married Elizabeth Patterson of Baltimore in 1803. (From that union are descended the American Bonapartes.) Napoleon, however, annulled the marriage by imperial decree and Jerome was made…
Creator: Antonio Canova
Date: 1811 (circa)
Sculpture of Pauline Bonaparte Borghese reclining semi-nude on a cushioned day-bed, holding a piece of fruit. She is posing as "Venus Vincitrice." This piece is almost identical to the life-size original in the Villa Borghese in Rome, except this…
Date: 1815 (circa)
Pair of mahogany Grecian side chairs, scroll back, saber legs, and Boulle inlay in cresting rail. These chairs are believed to have been made for Joseph Bonaparte's first home at Point Breeze near Bordentown, New Jersey, c. 1815. When the first…
Creator: Bouvier, Michel
Date: 1818 - 1820
This fall front secretary desk is attributed to the French-born and trained cabinetmaker Michel Bouvier (1792-1874) who emigrated to Philadelphia after the collapse of the Empire in 1815. By 1819 he had established himself as a cabinetmaker, and in…
Date: 1820 (circa)
Galleried fitted interior above two recessed panel doors flanked by two drawers with reeded edge, recessed side panel, turned feet. Pennsylvania, circa 1820
Creator: Charlotte Bonaparte
Watercolor of Madame LaCoste painted by Charlotte Bonaparte at Point Breeze. Signed and dated in lower left corner. Emilie Lacoste was the beautiful Creole wife of Felix Lacoste, publisher of Joseph Bonaparte's New York City newspaper, Le Courrier…
Creator: Charlotte Bonaparte
Date: 1823 (circa)
Oval pencil sketch (landscape) by Charlotte Bonaparte (1802-1839), daughter of Joseph Bonaparte. Signed "C. 1823" and inscribed: "20 Juillet 1833 / un Souvenir / de Joseph Bonaparte / a son ami Short / Peintre par/ Charlotte [?] fi." Also a later…
Creator: Lawrence, Charles B. (attributed)
Date: 1824 (circa)
Charlotte Bonaparte (1802 – 1839) was the daughter of Joseph Bonaparte and the niece of Napoleon. Raised in France, Charlotte joined her father in 1821 at his New Jersey Estate, Point Breeze, and remained there until 1824. This portrait of…
Date: 1830 (circa)
Old Paris porcelain chocolate set, white with gold drapery decoration, France, c. 1830, consisting of one 9" plate; five 2 3/4" straight-side cups; five 2 1/4" round-sided cups; four 4 3/4" saucers; three 5" saucers. According to family tradition,…
Creator: Michel Delaporte, after Hectare
Portrait of Napoleon shown in a 3/4 view. Below is an eagle brandishing a sword in its claw and labeled France underneath.
Creator: Adolph Maillard, Jr.
Date: 1840 (circa)
This pencil portrait is by Adolph Mailliard (b. 1819 in Bordentown, New Jersey), son of Bonaparte’s personal secretary, Louis Mailliard (b. 1795). It is believed that Adolph made the portrait on one of the many trips which Bonaparte and the…
Catalogue of Fourteen Valuable Paintings, formerly the property of the late Joseph Bonaparte, of Bordentown, New-Jersey
Broadside inventory of the fourteen paintings purchased by James Robb, Esq. (1814 -1881) from the September 17, 1845, Bordentown estate sale. Robb exhibited the paintings at Amory Hall, Boston, where he had taken them for restoration. Robb's goal was…
Catalogue of valuable books... to be sold... September 18th, 1845, at the residence of the late Joseph Bonaparte
Creator: Birch, Thomas, Jr.
This copy bound with an inventory of the catalogue of paintings sold September 17, 1845.
Catalogue of... paintings... engravings... sculpture... &c. belonging to the estate of the late Joseph Napoleon Bonaparte... to be sold... on Friday, June 25, 1847
Creator: Bleecker, Anthony J., auctioneer
Creator: Woodward, E. M. (Evan Morrison)
Creator: Bertin, Georges
An account of Joseph Bonaparte's life in America. Of particular interest to this project, Appendix B (p. 415) contains an inventory of the paintings in Joseph Bonaparte's gallery.
Date: 19th century
Decorated with blue enamel border and floral spray, the exterior with circular reserves and the initial "N" in gilt, paper label attached to base inscribed, "This punch bowl, originally the property of Napoleon Bonaparte, was purchased at the sale of…
Creator: Lentz, Thierry
Creator: Thompson, D. Dodge
Creator: Lentz, Thierry
Crestrail pierced with quatrefoils flanked by Gothic recessed paneled stiles, similary paneled seat rail on ring-turned and tapering paneled legs.