Jacob Axel Gillberg (1769-1845)

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Jacob Axel Gillberg (1769-1845)

King Carl XIV, facing left in black coat with gold epaulettes, wearing the blue moiré sash and breast star of the Swedish Order of the Seraphim, the Order of Carl XIII suspended from a red ribbon about his neck, the Order of the Sword and the Legion of Honour on a red ribbon, red curtain background

oval, 1 3/4in. (44mm.) high, gilt-metal mount within fitted red leather presentation case

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Jean Baptiste Jules Bernadotte (1753-1844), entered the French Army in 1780, rising to the rank of Maréchal in 1804. In 1810, he was adopted by the childless King Carl XIII as heir to the Swedish throne, succeeding the latter as Carl XIV Johan in 1818. He married Désirée Clary, the sister-in-law of Joseph Bonaparte, in 1798.
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