Cuban Mahogany was so sought after, that by the late. This particular variety became all but extinct. Empire style , is an early-19th-century design.
Followed in Europe and America until around 1830. The style originated in and takes its name from the rule of Napoleon I. In the First French Empire. Where it was intended to idealize Napoleon's leadership and the French state. The style corresponds to the Biedermeier.Style in the German-speaking lands, Federal style. In the United States and to the Regency style.
The previous style was called Louis XVI style. The Empire style was based on aspects of the Roman Empire.
It is the second phase of neoclassicism which is also called "Directoire", after a goverment system. Furniture typically had symbols and ornaments borrowed from the glorious ancient Greek and Roman empires. The furniture was made from heavy woods such as. Imported from the colonies, with dark finishes often with decorative bronze mounts.
Marble tops were popular as were Egyptian motifs like sphinxes, griffins, urns and eagles and the Napoleonic symbols, the eagle, the bee, the initials "I" and a large N. Gilded bronze (ormolu) details displayed a high level of craftsmanship. Take a tour of our London showrooms. Take Piccadilly line to Manor House station.Go to top of escalators and turn left. Take exit 7 and walk straight on for 10 metres. Manor Warehouse is on the right.
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For the best value, we recommend offsetting this cost by purchasing multiple items. The item "Antique Pair Napoleon III Style Mahogany & Giltwood Armchairs late 20th Century" is in sale since Thursday, March 1, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Furniture\Chairs\20th Century". The seller is "regentantiquesuk" and is located in London N4 1BX. This item can be shipped worldwide.