Napoleon's Blotter: A Closer Look

1st May 2020

The octagonal table in Sir Walter Scott's Library at Abbotsford is almost a museum in itself, with a wide range of fascinating objects that Scott collected over the years, often connected to famous faces.

Kirsty, our Collections and Interpretations Manager, opened this Cabinet of Curiosities and revealed the secrets of one of its treasured objects - the beautiful blotter of Napoleon Bonaparte.

In this video, Kirsty shares the secrets of the blotter and its provenance, giving a fascinating close-up and in-depth look at this historic object. Take a look - and make sure you don't miss the big reveal at the end!