Dinning Room

Dinning Room / D119

Napoléon ler&Joséphine (1804-1814)

It all started when Napoleon Bonaparte crowned himself as emperor in 1804 and began to build his empire. This era is often referred to as First Empire Period.  Antique Empire French furniturehad intentionally rejected the carved, ornate and elaborate styles of the Bourbon Kings.  Empire furniture was typically dominated by Greco-Roman and Egyptian motifs.  Bold designs were stiff and imposing with an aura of studied dignityreflective of Napoleon’s imperial majesty.