Antique 19th Century Portrait of Napoleon on Ivory with Inlaid Ivory Frame. Fine collections of French Empire style pieces are carefully assembled over lifetimes. Often, life portraits (and death masks) of Napoleon are central to those collections. While it was probably painted in the latter 19th century, this is one of the nicest porcelain paintings of "The Little Lieutenant" we have ever featured. It is particularly unusual to find one framed with an intact ivory frame. Most like this have long since lost pieces of veneer. That's a tribute to the thoughtful Napoleonic collector who owned it. Do you have a special emperor at home who would love this?
Approximate Dimensions: 5 1/2"H X 4 3/4"W X 1/2"D