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        In the 200th
of Napoléon
Rock Island Auction Company Proudly Presents: The incredibly important gold encrusted garniture by Nicolas-Noel Boutet
of flintlock firearms and sword Presented
to Napoléon Bonaparte
by the Directory of the French Republic in 1797
as a testimony of their approbation in consequence of his victories over the Austrians and Sardinians. The sword is the one Bonaparte carried in his hand when he drove the Council of Five Hundred out of St. Cloud and became in consequence First Consul. The Garniture was made by the finest gunmaker to ever live, Nicolas-Noel Boutet.

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