A hat worn by Emperor Napoleon fetches $2m at an auction
A hat worn by Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte who ruled France in the 19th century has been sold at $2.1 million at auction in Paris.
Various newspapers including The Guardian, Independent, Reuters and Euro news report that the auction took place on November 19, 2023.
It is one of 20 hats Napoleon Bonaparte worn during his regime in France, this time the hat was bought for $2.1m, breaking record and replacing another previous record of his hat which was sold at £1.8m in 2014.
This hat was firstly explored by Col. Pierre Baillon who was responsible for delivering military equipment to soldiers at battlefield during the Napoleonic renowned era of wars.
In addition, the auction included a copper plate taken from the carriage that the king used to ride in Waterloo, when he lost the last battle in 1815.
It was estimated to be worth between $22,000 and $30,000.
There was also the Napoleon wooden box in which he used to keep his several items. Some items were also sold with the box.
The box itself was valued at a range between $43,000 and $65,000.