THE POST DIAMOND TIARA, formerly the Methuen tiara, circa 1840, now in the Smithsonian. The flower petals and leaves are pavé set with 1,198 old mine and rose cut diamonds. The tiara was made of silver and gold and the flowers were fashioned “en tremblant.”
Queen Marie-Amélie's Sapphire, Diamond, and Pearl Tiara and Parure, France (1830; made by Bapst). Came from Hortense de Beauharnais; may have belonged to her mother, Empress Josephine. Hortense sold them to King Louis-Philippe. His wife Queen Marie Amelie (Marie Antoinette's niece) remodeled them. Now in the Louvre.
This stick of light-coloured cane has a gold handle decorated with engraved rocaille ornament. The upper lid is hinged and inside there is a watch made by the English clockmaker T. Fitter. Belonged to Emperor Paul I.
Diadem of the Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia, wife of Prince Nicolas of Greece. Circa early 1900s. It was later inherited by their daughter the Princess Olga of Greece who married Prince Paul of Yugoslavia.