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Even though Napoleon Bonaparte never made it to New Orleans, he will be here in spirit — or at least in related objets d’art — on Aug. 15, when M.S. Rau Antiques marks Napoleon’s 250th birthday with a champagne toast and cake.
Napoleon I on his Imperial Throne is an 1806 portrait of Napoleon I of France in his coronation costume, painted by the French painter Ingres. In his right hand he holds the sceptre of Charlemagne and in his left the hand of justice.