BREVET NAPOLEON BONAPARTE. Document signed ("Napoleon"),  "Notre Camp Impérial à Burgo" [Burgos, northern Spain], 22 November 1808; together with the metal skippet-cum-tube that contained the brevet, an 1812 official document relating to his lands in Westphalia, and a vellum document promoting him to Commander of the Legion of Honour in 1817 (4)

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Lot 96
BREVET NAPOLEON BONAPARTE
Document signed ("Napoleon"), "Notre Camp Impérial à Burgo" [Burgos, northern Spain], 22 November 1808; and a metal skippet-cum-tube with 2 related documents (4)

Sold for £ 4,462 (US$ 5,575) inc. premium
BREVET
NAPOLEON BONAPARTE. Document signed ("Napoleon"), being a brevet granting arms and the title Baron of the Empire to Colonel Marc Nicolas Louis Pécheux, counter-signed by the Arch-Chamberlain de Cambaceres; engraved imperial heading and text, with manuscript insertions, gouache depiction of the arms upper left, docketed and annotated at upper corners on verso with details of transmission to the Sénat and entry into the Sénat register, on one skin of vellum with large pendant imperial wax seal, 460 x 610mm., framed and glazed, "Notre Camp Impérial à Burgo" [Burgos, northern Spain], 22 November 1808; together with the metal skippet-cum-tube that contained the brevet, an 1812 official document relating to his lands in Westphalia, and a vellum document promoting him to Commander of the Legion of Honour in 1817 (4)

Footnotes

  • Pécheux (1769-1831) led the 95th regiment of infantry at Austerlitz, and following further successes during the Napoleonic Wars, he was posted to Spain in 1808. He and his regiment took the plateau at Spinoza, leading Napoleon to give him a barony whilst at his encampment at Burgos during his residency in Spain between late October 1808 and January 1809.

    Colonel Pécheux was promoted to General in 1810 and later led a division at Waterloo. His name is inscribed on the west face of the Arc de Triomphe.
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BREVET NAPOLEON BONAPARTE. Document signed ("Napoleon"),  "Notre Camp Impérial à Burgo" [Burgos, northern Spain], 22 November 1808; together with the metal skippet-cum-tube that contained the brevet, an 1812 official document relating to his lands in Westphalia, and a vellum document promoting him to Commander of the Legion of Honour in 1817 (4)
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