He was known as “The Little Corporal” (le petit caporal) because he would fraternize with his troops and catered to the little people; petit(e) is a term of endearment in French. Huh, I always thought the nickname referred to his height.
Height or not, I’m calling this petite bombe chest, Le Petit Caporal after Napoleon Bonaparte!
I love it as a side table or tucked in a powder room.
It would also be fun in a closet for cuff links and bow ties.
The Napoleon Bombe is available at Yellow Finch Antiques on Main Street in Flemington, NJ.