20 October 2004
AN EMPIRE GOLD-THREAD COUCHED INSIGNIA OF AN EAGLE
ATTRIBUTED TO AUGUSTIN-FRANÇOIS-ANDRÉ PICOT, CIRCA 1804 - 1812
The eagle on a blue silk backing, within later parcel-gilt matting with ink inscription and a later molded beechwood frame, the reverse with partial stencil ..089, in pencil N.C. 1767 and in chalk X71 2
The eagle approximately 3½ x 3 in. (9 x 8 cm.)
The frame 12 x 10 in. (30 x 26 cm.)
The inscription to matting The original design used on Napoleon's Coat of Arms from the collection of B. Brocard, successor to Piot [sic], "Brodeur de l'Empereur 1804"
(Possibly) B. Brocard, successor to Augustin-François-André Picot, embroiderer to Napoleon I.
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