As Catalogued by M. Lemoel on May 20, 1880, Twelve Days after the Writer’s Death.
In the bedroom on the first floor:
panama hattop hatred silk cravat5 pairs of gloves19 shirts2 dressing gowns5 waistcoasts7 walking stickstobacco jartwo pairs of boots
In the dining room:
35 champagne glasses48 porcelain dinner platesa painting representing Napoléon Ia pocket watch in a gold case engraved with initials ‘GF’a gold watch chaina gold signet ring with square stonea 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 CallotMarble clock with bronze figurines, maker’s name ‘Destigny’ engraved on dialPhotographic reproduction of painting entitled VisionsArray consisting of lances, javelins, arrows, mandolin, Basque drum, axe, oriental pipe, cardboard Chinese statuetteLarge round table in mahoganyGreen woolen tableclothOne tiger skin, one lynx skin, one bear skin, whitePenholder in the shape of dragonBronze inkwellThree paperknives, one with initials ‘GF’Two Egyptian lanternsUnfinished manuscript of work entitled Bouvard et PécuchetCreuzer, Religions of Antiquity in 11 volsWorks of Saint Theresa in Migne editionWorks of Walter Scott in 32 vols.(In the drawer of one of the small bookcases is found the sum of 2515 francs, which sum is deposited with Maitre Bidault to cover funeral expenses, burial charges, and other debts.)
Joanna Neborsky is a maker of jittery ink drawings and retro-fried collage. She lives in Brooklyn. You can buy a copy of this poster here.
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