josephine coronation - close up

Princess Grace in Empress Josephine’s Coronation Tiara

Close-up from the David portrait of the coronation. Le Sacre de Napoleon detail (Josephine Bonaparte) by Jacques-Louis David

Cameo Diadem of Empress Josephine: This diadem is made from lapis cameos and delicate pearls set in gold. The center cameo portrays Napoléon Bonaparte. Notice how the raised sculptures are a bit darker than the background.

Cameo Diadem, Empress Josephine: Lapis cameos and delicate pearls set in gold. The center cameo portrays Napoleon Bonaparte.

Town dress with chemisette owned by Empress Josephine, First Empire  From the Chateau de Malmaision Costume Collection white muslin, embroidered with a sprinkling of flowers and embellished with a ruché trim. This outfit comes from the family of Madame Poyard who looked after the Empress’s wardrobe after 1809.”

Town dress with chemisette owned by Empress Josephine, First Empire From the Chateau de Malmaision Costume Collection app: “ “This high-waisted dress with its square, low-cut neckline and decorated.

Side view of the diadem of (French) Empress Joséphine de Beauharnais (Napoléon's first wife). Made for her coronation in December 1804.

Side view of the diadem of (French) Empress Joséphine de Beauharnais (Napoléon's first wife). Made for her coronation in December

Empress Josephine of France Sapphire & Diamonds-After the fall of Napoleon, jewelry on both sides of the channel became more extravagant & some of the finest tiaras were created. In the 19th century & the rise of democracies & the nouveau riche, the wearing of diadems & tiaras shifted from a political to a fashion statement. For the new upwardly mobile classes, the tiara became a `must have' addition to the female wardrobe for social events. This period marks the start of wedding tiaras.

Empress Josephine of France Sapphire & Diamond Empress Jan hopes to inherit this!

Town dress with chemisette owned by Empress Josephine, First Empire  From the Chateau de Malmaision Costume Collection white muslin, embroidered with a sprinkling of flowers and embellished with a ruché trim. This outfit comes from the family of Madame Poyard who looked after the Empress’s wardrobe after 1809.”

Town dress with chemisette owned by Empress Josephine, First Empire From the Chateau de Malmaision Costume Collection app: “ “This high-waisted dress with its square, low-cut neckline and decorated.

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