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American Mahogany Armchair, Baltimore, Circa 1820
Located in Hollywood, SC
American mahogany chair upholstered in Napoleon Bee silk, carved acanthus serpentine arms , floral
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Antique 19th Century American Armchairs

Life of Napoleon Bonaparte by William Milligan Sloan, in Four Volumes, 1896
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
gilt, top edge gilt, and Napoleon’s bee stamped on the spines. Presented is William Milligan Sloane’s
Category

Antique 1890s American Books

Materials

Paper

Pair Candelabra 19th Century Napoleon III
Located in Warsaw, PL
with heavy plinths specific decorations, e.g. bees, laurel wreaths, imperial eagles with festoons
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Candlesticks

Materials

Malachite, Bronze

Pair Candelabra 19th Century Napoleon III
Pair Candelabra 19th Century Napoleon III
H 24.41 in W 16.93 in D 16.93 in
19th C. French Empire Gilt Bronze Jardiniere with Napoleonic Bee Motif
Located in Kennesaw, GA
This is a 19th century French Empire gilt bronze jardiniere with a Napoleonic bee motif. It is
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Napoleon III Planters, Cachepots and Jar...

Materials

Bronze, Enamel

Napoleon Supreme /// Contemporary Horse Military Large Painting History Art
By Jack Graves III
Located in Saint Augustine, FL
Artist: Jack Graves III (American, 1988-) Title: "Napoleon Supreme" Series: Eclecticism *Signed
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Canvas

Chaumet Paris 1960 Jeweled Bee Brooch 18Kt Yellow Gold with 1.14 Ctw in Diamonds
By Chaumet
Located in Miami, FL
A jeweled bee brooch designed by Chaumet. A vintage beautiful Brooch, created in Paris France by
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Vintage 1960s French Modernist Brooches

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Napoleon III Period Onyx and Gilt Bronze Clock Set
By Ferdinand Barbedienne
Located in London, GB
-light candelabra. The three items were crafted in the 19th century, during the reign of Napoleon III
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Antique 19th Century French Neoclassical Mantel Clocks

Materials

Onyx, Ormolu, Bronze

Hermes Scarf Rare Special Edition Napoléon pour Courvoisier New in Box
By Hermès, Philippe Ledoux
Located in CHAMPEAUX-SUR-SARTHE, FR
: Napoleon's imperial bees are woven in the silk Designer : P. Ledoux Year : 1963 ULTRA RARE SPECIAL EDITION
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1960s French Scarves

Late 20th Century/C. 1970 Silvered Napoleon Empereur Letter Opener by Christofle
By Christofle
Located in North Miami, FL
a laurel motif along with Napoleon's personal emblem, the bee. Etched upon the base of the blade is
Category

Late 20th Century French Renaissance Revival Letter Openers

Materials

Metal, Silver, Silver Plate

Height Airs Swiss Cylinder Music Box, circa 1880
Located in Marseille, FR
Napoleon III music box with 8 bee melodies including 4 complications. Ability to play and replay
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Antique 1880s French Napoleon III Decorative Boxes

Rare Old Egg Display, Maison Christofle, 19th Century
By Christofle
Located in CRÉTEIL, FR
Sublime and rare antique egg display, Napoleon III, in silver metal, from the prestigious Maison
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Antique 19th Century Napoleon III Serving Pieces

Materials

Metal

Pair of French Ormolu and Marble Urns Signed Sanglan, 19th Century
Located in Cypress, CA
Exquisite 19th century pair of French Napoleon III ormolu-mounted green marble urns, signed
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Urns

Materials

Marble, Bronze

Pair French Seltzer Bottle Lamps with Napoleonic Emblems
Located in Chapel Hill, NC
Pair French Seltzer Bottle Lamps with Napoleonic Emblems. Double gourd construction with Napoleon
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Early 20th Century French Napoleon III Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Early 19th Century French Utzschneider & Cie Sarreguemines Pitcher
By Sarreguemines
Located in Dallas, TX
an early piece of French transferware with applied flowers in blue and white with bees and leaves
Category

Antique Early 19th Century French Napoleon III Pitchers

Materials

Ceramic

Music Box with Automatons and Bells made by Karrer
Located in Zonhoven, BE
bee-strikers and 2 are dummy bells. The automatons turn the heads from left to right as they strike
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Antique 1870s Swiss Napoleon III Decorative Boxes

Materials

Bronze, Iron, Other, Cut Steel, Steel

Pair of Early 19th Century French Empire Bronze Dor'e Four-Light Candelabrums
Located in London, GB
produced during Napoleon's rule as symbols of military triumph, and the bee seen mounted on the sphere was
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Antique 1810s French Empire Revival Candelabras

Materials

Bronze

Napoleonic Revival Orange Tole Desk Lamp
Located in London, GB
A French Napoleon III hand painted tole desk lamp in orange and gold leaf, with adjustable brass
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Antique 1860s French Table Lamps

Materials

Tôle

French Empire Period Paris Porcelain Basin and Pitcher with Napoleonic Emblems
By Porcelaine de Paris
Located in LA CIOTAT, FR
, around 1815, and featuring as its decoration the emblems of the Emperor Napoleon himself: an eagle, bees
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain, Paint

Large green Double-Gourd vase by Jaget and Pinon, France, 1901-1913
Located in Delft, NL
the back a garland between bees (Napoleon style). the above rim matted ceramic with a scene of four
Category

Early 20th Century French Vases

Materials

Ceramic

French, Empire Provencal Armchair
Located in Montreal, Quebec
A rare, beautiful, early-19th century Napoleon I, First Empire provencal armchair, a period piece
Category

Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Armchairs

Materials

Wood

French, Empire Provencal Armchair
French, Empire Provencal Armchair
H 33 in W 21.5 in D 18 in
Pair of 19th Century French Empire Lacquered Fauteuils
Located in Dallas, TX
and the bee was chosen by Napoleon as a symbol of his Empire, bees were a symbol of the ancient
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Antique Late 19th Century French Armchairs

Materials

Wood, Leather

Pair of 19th Century French Empire Lacquered Fauteuils
Located in Dallas, TX
and the bee was chosen by Napoleon as a symbol of his Empire, bees were a symbol of the ancient
Category

Antique Late 19th Century French Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Antique Fleurs de Lys Dangle Drop earrings Vulcanite Gutta Percha Glas Metall
Located in Munich, Bavaria
century. Under Napoleon the fleur de lys was used upside down an represented a bee. The earrings are in
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Antique 1870s French Dangle Earrings

Vintage French Empire Style Painted Console Table Mid 20th Century
Located in London, GB
of Napoleon I in the First French Empire, where it was intended to idealize Napoleon's leadership and
Category

Vintage 1950s French Empire Console Tables

Materials

Ormolu

Antique Pair French Empire Marble Top Console Tables Circa 1840 19th Century
Located in London, GB
and America until around 1830. The style originated in and takes its name from the rule of Napoleon I
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Antique 1840s Console Tables

Materials

Mahogany

Antique French Empire Mahogany Pedestal Bust Stand Cabinet 19th Century
Located in London, GB
name from the rule of Napoleon I in the First French Empire, where it was intended to idealize
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Antique 1870s French Empire Cabinets

Materials

Ormolu

Vintage Empire Revival Burr Maple Tall Chest 20th Century
Located in London, GB
takes its name from the rule of Napoleon I in the First French Empire, where it was intended to idealize
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Vintage 1980s French Empire Revival Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Ormolu

Antique Italian Empire cabinet from the early 19th century
Located in Cesena, FC
nineteenth century, art became a vehicle for the affirmation of Napoleon's political fortunes. With the
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Antique Mid-19th Century Italian Empire Sideboards

Materials

Brass

Vintage French Empire Style Painted Console Table, Mid 20th Century
Located in London, GB
Napoleon I in the First French Empire, where it was intended to idealize Napoleon's leadership and the
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Vintage 1950s French Empire Console Tables

Materials

Marble, Ormolu

Antique Desk, Carved, Empire, Tooled Leather Top, Elegant, 19th C., 1800's!!
Located in Austin, TX
to be massive in scale, imposing, and abundantly adorned, reflecting Napoleon's magnificence. Empire
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Antique 19th Century European Empire Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Leather, Wood

Vintage Chaumet Diamond Day to Night Earrings 18k Gold Estate Jewelry
By Chaumet
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
, the Empress of the French and the first wife of Emperor Napoleon, was one of the brand’s famous
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Vintage 1970s French Dangle Earrings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Chaumet Vintage Yellow Gold Malachite Cufflinks Tie Tack Set
By Chaumet
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
, Joséphine Bonaparte , the Empress of the French and the first wife of Emperor Napoleon, was one of the
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Vintage 1970s French Cufflinks

Materials

Malachite, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Chaumet Vintage Yellow Gold Malachite Cufflinks Tie Tack Set
Chaumet Vintage Yellow Gold Malachite Cufflinks Tie Tack Set
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H 1 in W 0.13 in Dm 0.5 in L 1 in
Antique Pair French Empire Mahogany Bedside Cabinets 19th Century
Located in London, GB
1830. The style originated in and takes its name from the rule of Napoleon I in the First French
Category

Antique 1830s French Empire Tables

Materials

Mahogany

Antique Pair Ormolu Mounted Armchairs Empire Revival 1870s
Located in London, GB
style originated in and takes its name from the rule of Napoleon I in the First French Empire, where it
Category

Antique 1870s Armchairs

Materials

Ormolu

Antique French Empire Revival Ormolu Mounted Desk, 19th Century
Located in London, GB
style originated in and takes its name from the rule of Napoleon I in the First French Empire, where it
Category

Antique 1880s French Empire Revival Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Ormolu

Antique Pair French Empire Armchair Fauteuils Chairs, 19th Century
Located in London, GB
1830. The style originated in and takes its name from the rule of Napoleon I in the First French
Category

Antique 1880s French Empire Armchairs

Materials

Mahogany

Antique 6ft/184cm Ormolu Mounted French Empire Revival Pedestal Desk 1920s
Located in London, GB
its name from the rule of Napoleon I in the First French Empire, where it was intended to idealize
Category

Vintage 1920s French Empire Revival Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Ormolu

19th Century French Louis Revival Parquetry Display Cabinet
Located in London, GB
America until around 1830. The style originated in and takes its name from the rule of Napoleon I in the
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Antique 1870s French Louis XV Cabinets

Materials

Marble, Ormolu

Midcentury Chaumet Ring 18k Gold Coral Jade French Vintage Modernist
By Chaumet
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
century, Joséphine Bonaparte, the Empress of the French and the first wife of Emperor Napoleon, was one
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Vintage 1970s French Cocktail Rings

Materials

Coral, Jade, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique English Empire Console Writing Side Table, 19th Century
Located in London, GB
in and takes its name from the rule of Napoleon I in the First French Empire, where it was intended
Category

Antique 1820s English Empire Console Tables

Materials

Wood

Antique French Empire Marble & Ormolu Occasional Table, 19th Century
Located in London, GB
America until around 1830. The style originated in and takes its name from the rule of Napoleon I in
Category

Antique 1880s French Empire Revival Tables

Materials

Marble, Ormolu

Vintage Chaumet Earrings 18k Gold Clip-on French Estate Jewelry
By Chaumet
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
of Emperor Napoleon, was one of the brand’s famous clients and appreciators. Fast forward two
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Vintage 1970s French Clip-on Earrings

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique French Empire Marble & Ormolu Occasional Table 19th Century
Located in London, GB
style originated in and takes its name from the rule of Napoleon I in the First French Empire, where it
Category

Antique 1830s French Empire Tables

Materials

Marble, Ormolu

Chaumet Retro Brooch 18k Gold Diamond Pin Estate Jewelry
By Chaumet
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
the first wife of Emperor Napoleon, was one of the brand’s famous clients and appreciators
Category

Vintage 1940s French Retro Brooches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Platinum

Vintage Empire Revival Burr Maple Tall Chest 20th C
Located in London, GB
takes its name from the rule of Napoleon I in the First French Empire, where it was intended to idealize
Category

Vintage 1980s Empire Revival Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Marble, Ormolu

Stunning Hand-Colored Antique Bird Print of a Female Jacamar by Barraband, c1805
Located in Langweer, NL
and flowers between 1801 and 1804 by direct commission of Napoleon Bonaparte. Among his most famous
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Antique Early 19th Century Prints

Materials

Paper

12 Volumes. William M. Sloane. Life of Napoleon.
Located in New York, NY
, large central imperial arms of Napoleon surrounded by repeated ciphers and bee devices on covers, spines
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Antique Late 19th Century American Books

Materials

Leather

1 Volume, Frederic Masson, Napoleon and the Fair Sex
Located in New York, NY
1 Volume. Frederic Masson, Napoleon and the Fair Sex. Bound in 3/4 red morocco and marbled boards
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Antique 19th Century English Books

Materials

Leather

19th Century French Empire Arm Chair
Located in New York, NY
curved back. Upholstery is acceptable the "Napoleon's Bees".
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Antique 19th Century French Armchairs

19th Century French Empire Arm Chair
19th Century French Empire Arm Chair
H 35 in W 22.5 in D 21 in
Victorian Queen Bee Brooch with Diamonds, Sapphire and Emeralds
Located in Antwerp, BE
, signifying immortality and resurrection, were royal emblems of the Merovingians, revived by Napoleon. The bee
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Antique 1890s Belgian Late Victorian Brooches

Materials

Blue Sapphire, Sapphire, Emerald, White Diamond, Diamond, Gold, Silver, ...

Pair of Important French Painted Garden Panels with Imperial Provenance
Located in Tetbury, Gloucestershire
the painted Bee which was the symbol of the Bonaparte Family, Napoleon III was the Nephew of the great
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Antique 1850s Napoleon III Decorative Art

Materials

Chestnut

19th Century Pair of Eagles gilded in pure gold in Empire style 1804-1815
Located in Rome, IT
characterized by the constant presence of elements inspired by nature such as stars, bees, swans, birds, and
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Antique 19th Century Italian Neoclassical Animal Sculptures

Early Victorian Antique Intaglio Gold Gents Ring, 1820s
Located in Antwerp, BE
influence. The style originated in the desire of Napoleon to revive the luxurious majesty of imperial Rome
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Antique Early 19th Century French Early Victorian Fashion Rings

Materials

Carnelian, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Gold and Electroplated Brooch Thorvaldsen's Venus, Mars and Vulcan, 1880
Located in Antwerp, BE
America up to around 1830. The style originated in and takes its name from the period when Napoleon I
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Antique 1880s Unknown Empire Brooches

Materials

Gold, 14k Gold, 9k Gold, Yellow Gold, Silver

Olive Napoleon Bee Cushion by Timorous Beasties
Located in Culver City, CA
Olive Napoleon Bee cushion by Timorous Beasties 100% cotton pile with embroidered bee design in
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21st Century and Contemporary English Pillows and Throws

Materials

Cotton

Crimson Napoleon Bee Cushion by Timorous Beasties
Located in Culver City, CA
Crimson Napoleon Bee cushion by Timorous Beasties 100% cotton pile with embroidered bee design
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21st Century and Contemporary English Pillows and Throws

Materials

Cotton

Honey Napoleon Bee Cushion by Timorous Beasties
Located in Culver City, CA
Honey Napoleon Bee cushion by Timorous Beasties 100% cotton pile with embroidered bee design in
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21st Century and Contemporary English Pillows and Throws

Materials

Cotton

French Bronze Napoleon Bee Lamp With Handmade Silk Shade
Located in Buchanan, MI
French Bronze Napoleon Bee Lamps, charming adjustable lamps by unscrewing the bee the lamp can be
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21st Century and Contemporary French Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze

Series of "Museum Bees" Frames
Located in New York, NY
. Carefully created from 19th century frame fragments, the first series was of Napoleon's Bee. The designs now
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20th Century Decorative Art

Series of "Museum Bees" Frames
H 3 in W 3 in L 3 in
Le Tallec Porcelain Candy Cup and Dish Set with Napoleon Gold Bee Motif, c 1952
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
1950s Le Tallec porcelain candy cup with dish set from the Abeilles (Golden Bees) Collection. The
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Vintage 1950s French Empire Porcelain

Materials

Gold

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Napoleon Bee For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the napoleon bee you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Frequently made of metal, wood and mahogany, every napoleon bee was constructed with great care. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect napoleon bee — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. Each napoleon bee bearing Empire, neoclassical or louis xv hallmarks is very popular. You’ll likely find more than one napoleon bee that is appealing in its simplicity, but Wallace Silversmiths, Christofle and Alcide Chaumeil produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Napoleon Bee?

A napoleon bee can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $2,581, while the lowest priced sells for $158 and the highest can go for as much as $55,330.
Questions About Napoleon Bee
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A Napoleonic bee is a decorative motif that Emperor Napoleon of France adopted as his symbol. It appears on furniture, decorative objects, jewelry and apparel that he commissioned during his life, and in pieces patterned after them. Prior to Napoleon appropriating the symbol, the bee represented the French Revolution. Find a collection of Napoleonic furniture and decorative objects on 1stDibs.