Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Lion Heart Autographs (New York) will offer an extraordinary group of three rare documents and manuscripts detailing the lives of some of history’s most romantic couples and famous love stories to highlight its exhibition at the forthcoming Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show, February 10-16, 2016.
Guests visiting Lion Heart Autographs’ booth can both admire and acquire the finest marriage contract ever signed by Napoleon and Josephine, a rare letter from English Admiral Horatio Nelson (Napoleon’s naval nemesis) to his mistress Emma Hamilton and a full page manuscript written in Persian and English by the English governess to the children of King Mongkut of Siam, Anna Leonowens, better known as the “I” in the memorable Broadway musical, The King and I.
“I am thrilled to share these three extraordinary documents during the upcoming Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique show that chronicle three singular and interesting love stories. In addition to the finest marriage contract in private hands signed by Emperor Napoleon and his consort Josephine, guests to our booth (#820) will undoubtedly be intrigued by the stories portrayed in the rare Horatio Nelson – Emma Hamilton letter and the hand-written verse by Anna Leonowens,” said David Lowenherz, founder & owner of Lion Heart Autographs in New York, who adds, “These wonderful documents, along with the hundred others we will have on hand, offer a rare glimpse into the splendid ‘affairs’ of important historical figures of yesteryear. I am thrilled at the opportunity to premier these three precious documents at the Palm Beach Show during a week when love and romance will certainly be in the air.”