Christopher Forbes - Napoleon collection

Billionaire Forbes’ Napoleon collection goes under the hammer

US billionaire and francophile Christopher Forbes’ collection of artifacts from the life of Napoleon III and Napoleon Bonaparte’s wedding certificate went under the hammer over the weekend, drawing numerous buyers and museums, French auction house Osenat said Sunday. “Ninety-nine percent” of the collection — which included some 1,300 letters and manuscripts, and more than 500 […]