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Napoleon Bonaparte Horse Sleigh from 1803/1815


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An brandnew horse sleigh thread today.

Have given this thread an green arrow because there is something realy special going to show up here on the North American Smokstak site.
Something that not very often showed up in the horse stuff world.


This year it is 2016.

2016 it is more then 200 years ago that Napoleon Bonaparte was defeadet during and at the battle at Waterloo.

Not many things dit survived from that time.

Was an year ago at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

In this Rijksmuseum there is one hall/Room deticated towards Napoleon.
And in this hall there are 2 gigantic old paintings hanging.
And an cabinet taken from the cariage of Napoleon with 2 pistols from him.


About the paintings.
One painting is Napoleon Bonaparte the other is Lodewijk Napoleon (Louis).
Now most of you know only one Napoleon but for the people of Holland there where 2 Napoleons.

Napoleon Bonaparte was an dictator and an murderer.
You place him in the list of Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, Franko Etc Etc.

Only there is only one difference.
Napoleon is still always under attention mention everybody knew him and people have mixtured feelings about him.

Now why is that.

Think because of his Brother and also called as the good Napoleon.

Now coming later back on this subject but first an coople pictures.


Picture one and two the old paintings hanging in the hall of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.


Picture 3.
The arriving of Napoleon Bonaparte at Amsterdam in 1811

Picture 4. the Summer Palace of Lodewijk Napoleon in Haarlem Holland when Lodewijk became the first king of Holland,
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Default Re: Napoleon Bonaparte Empire Style Horse Sleigh from 1803/1815

Coming back on the main subject,

Not many things dit survived from this time.
Even not many horse sleighs.

From the offcial report only 2 horse sleighs dit survived.

How dus an Napoleon Horse Sleigh Look.......


An Napoleon horse sleigh was made in the style of Napoleon.

Mention there colour was green with gold.
Same as the living room of Napoleon.

They where decorated with oak/acanthus leave and having an bottle/urn vase standing on the front section as bow statue with an small flame coming out.

Some had an special bridge under the seat with airholes from the coal box.

And golden blankets hanging on or arround the seat and all in the old French Empire Style.


Going to show you both survivors.

One was owned by the Schimmelpennicks (friends of the Royal family) and the other one was owned by the Goldstikker family.
One of the biggest Jewish art collectors from before war in Europe.



Until now only 2 ones showed up.

But that is going to change soon because we have found the wrek of nr. 3....
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Here are the colours of Napoleon Bonaparte because this was his hall and his living room.

Much more to come.
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Do you have photos of No.3 yet?
This is going to be good!! Jaap going to do the work on it?
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Do you have photos of No.3 yet?
This is going to be good!! Jaap going to do the work on it?
Yes Mike,

We have the pictures of Nr. 3.
And soon we are going to post it here aswel.

We bought the sleigh and Jaap is going to restore to here glory from 200 years ago made under Napoleon.

It wil be finished here next winter.

Keep follow this,

Soon the wrek of the sleigh wil show up.

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Default Re: Napoleon Bonaparte Horse Sleigh from 1803/1815

Ok and here she is.

Now i am going to let the Smokstakers think about the style of the wrek of this fabulous sleigh....

Sleigh have been standing for decades on an old attick.

Looks like kids have been playing with it because it is having lots of damage like broken of gierlandes, panels decorations.

Gladly most important parts dit survived.

Chair is full of woodworm and the clothing is gone.

We are not sure that the red belongs there because foot planks where mostly black and there is some green hidding under the red but we have to find further out.

Napoleon had green with straight lines with and lot of gold lines and dark black colours on hook lines.

On the iron work of the under section there belongs tin golden rosetes.

The coal box floor is gone aswel as the other gierlandes on the other sides.


Stil some of the Napoleon oak acathus leaf to see.

Getting almost tears in my eyes the condition of this sleigh,

It is been waiting for more then 150 till 200 years that someone start to save it for the future generations.


These kind sleighs are realy in danger.
If somebody wil not stop the woodworm it wil be gone forever.
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Default Re: Napoleon Bonaparte Horse Sleigh from 1803/1815

Some pictures are not sharp in all the exitement.

But some are.
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Default Re: Napoleon Bonaparte Horse Sleigh from 1803/1815

The front section bow urn-vase statue is having pearl inlay corners but the flame is gone on top.

Flame must have been damage in the past and then been cut off.

It wil all been brought back how it realy was 200 years ago under Napoleon and in the Empire Style,


Notice the very beautiful oak-acanthus leaf and the gierlande decorations.


I am sure that after restauration with wil be looking on an realy georgeos ice horse throne.
Or an little ancient ice ship out of late 18 begin 19 century.

Going to let the Smokstakers think about this find.

Coming later back on it.
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Thanks Chris

What a great find!! Thank you for taking the time to make it whole again and sharing the process with us.


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Default Re: Napoleon Bonaparte Horse Sleigh from 1803/1815

I am tingling all over as I view these pictures.
A 100 year old iron tractor, no big deal.
A 200 year old wood furniture kept inside is, amazing.
But, a 200 year old ornate wood outdoor sleigh, miraculous!
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