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Napoleon Bonaparte’s chair up for sale

The chair that Napoleon Bonaparte is said to have sat on before his army was defeated at the Battle of Waterloo is set to hit the auction block.

The diminutive French dictator is said to have rested on the unremarkable, small wooden seat in 1815 at Courcelles in Belgium, 22 miles from the battlefield.

He stayed at the home of a family and the daughter of the owner, Pauline Cambier, kept the chair carefully, aware of who had perched upon it.

It comes with two letters of provenance, one from a friend of Cambier, stating how she had often told him about its history.

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