Updated on 23 January 2020 > Fondation Napoléon: Auction of Objects dating from outside the Napoleonic periods (Paris, 9 December 2019)

Updated on 23 January 2020 > Results: A very large part of the 271 lots (objects dating from the 18th century, the Restoration and the July Monarchy) put up for auction was sold, for a total of nearly 920K euros. The Fondation Napoléon will thus be able to refocus its collection according to its “Napoleonic” mission.


The Board of Directors at the Fondation Napoléon has authorised the public sale of 271 objects that date from outside the Napoleonic periods, thereby allowing it to centre its collection on the ‘Napoleonic’ mission of the Fondation in accordance with Martial Lapeyre’s testamentary statutes and dispositions. The objects to be put up for auction (watches, gift boxes, miniatures, paintings etc.), date from the 18th Century, the Restoration period, and the period of the July Monarchy. The sale will provide the resources for the Fondation to enrich its Napoleonic collection.

The auction will take place at La Maison Artcurial, 7 Rond-Pont des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris. Press communiqué in French

The public exhibition will be from 3 to 7 December, from 11am to 6pm, and on Monday 9 December from 11am to 5pm.

The sale will start at 6.30 on 9 December – Download the sale catalogue here (PDF)


pocket watch, late XVIIIth century, swiss © Fondation Napoléon