Empire is a French style of the first quarter of the 19th Century, popular under Napoleon Bonaparte as well as during the Restoration period (1815-1830). It is characterized by details adapted from the artworks of ancient Greece and the Roman Empire.
Furniture [ edit ]
Chair, one of a pair, Empire period. Wood and gold rechampi en blanc
Empire-Furniture, with old Beauvais tapestry a wedding present by French king Louis Philippe to his son-in-law in the Royal Palace in Brussels
Armchair, one of a pair. Gilt beechwood upholstered with stitched lampas, Paris, ca. 1830
Empire-bed in Château de Maisons-Laffite
Bedroom of emperor Napoleon
Napoleon's Chamber in Grand Trianon, Versailles
Bedroom in Château de Compiègne
Birth room of King Louis II. of Bavaria
Clock representing Mars and Venus, an allegory of the wedding of Napoleon I and Archduchess Marie Louise of Austria. Bronze with patina and gold decoration, ca. 1810
Gilded goddess on a commode in Napoleon´s Villa Mulini on Elba
Russian Samovar (for tea) in form of ancient Greek vase.
Joachim Murat on decorative cup with saucer