Personal Effects | Gustave Flaubert, 1880



In the bedroom on the first floor: panama hat, top hat, red silk cravat, 5 pairs of gloves, 19 shirts, 2 dressing gowns, 5 waistcoasts, 7 walking sticks, tobacco jar, two pairs of boots

In the dining room: 35 champagne glasses, 48 porcelain dinner plates, a painting representing Napoléon I, a pocket watch in a gold case engraved with initials ‘GF’, a gold watch chain, a gold signet ring with square stone, a silver spoon and two forks marked ‘N flaubert’, 5 oyster-knives with black handles and silver blades.

In the study on the first floor: Engraving in oakwood frame representing The temptation of Saint Antoine by Callot, Marble clock with bronze figurines, maker’s name ‘Destigny’ engraved on dial, Photographic reproduction of painting entitled Visions, Array consisting of lances, javelins, arrows, mandolin, Basque drum, axe, oriental pipe, cardboard, Chinese statuette, Large round table in mahogany, Green woolen tablecloth, One tiger skin, one lynx skin, one bear skin, white Penholder in the shape of dragon, Bronze inkwell, Three paperknives, one with initials ‘GF’, Two Egyptian lanterns, Unfinished manuscript of work entitled Bouvard et Pécuchet, Creuzer, Religions of Antiquity in 11 vols, Works of Saint Theresa in Migne edition, Works of Walter Scott in 32 vols.


As Catalogued by M. Lemoel, May 20, 1880
Twelve Days after the Writer's Death.

illustration by Joanna Neborsky

 The Paris Review

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