Directoire Style

Empire Style was a result of Napoleon’s reign in 1769 through 1821. It was the second phase of neoclassicism (which is also called “Directoire”) which is simply a style engaged by the government during that time.   The Empire style furniture is usually massive in scale and often has very severe look to the furniture, resulting in a heavy masculine look . Previous furniture styles (before this time) were slowly moving away from the heavy ordimented furniture to more simplier lines. Gradual change became apparent with simplier looks, but they still employed some intricate detail in the hardware. The Empire style often features the best wood veneers with metal gilts that adorn the furniture, leaving some fancy detail to balance out the sharp shapes of the furniture. The Empire look satisified the best of both worlds,- being that of some fancy ornate detail; simple shapes, and outstanding wood detail.

Pair of Consulat Period Cassolettes  Seller Bagatelle

Pair of Consulat Period Cassolettes Seller Bagatelle

PAIR of Bronzed Urns on Marble Pedestals Seller Fireside Antiques

PAIR of Bronzed Urns on Marble Pedestals Seller Fireside Antiques

PAIR French Empire Bronze Urns. Circa 1840 Seller Florian Papp

PAIR French Empire Bronze Urns. Circa 1840 Seller Florian Papp

Urn Seller Empire Antiques

Urn Seller Empire Antiques

Swedish Neo-classical Painted & Gilded Settee Seller Antiquario Villas & Cottages

Swedish Neo-classical Painted & Gilded Settee Seller Antiquario Villas & Cottages

Russian Empire Side Chairs Seller Marcoz

Russian Empire Side Chairs Seller Marcoz

Russian Empire settee Seller Gerald Tomlin Antiques

Russian Empire settee Seller Gerald Tomlin Antiques

Russian Empire Parcel-gilt and Mahogany Chairs Seller East & Orient Company

Russian Empire Parcel-gilt and Mahogany Chairs Seller East & Orient Company

Russian 2nd Empire Mahogany Armchairs Seller Epoca\

Russian 2nd Empire Mahogany Armchairs Seller Epoca

Napoleon III Period Bookcase Seller Jean Marc Fray

Napoleon III Period Bookcase Seller Jean Marc Fray

Mahogany Settee Seller Martell & Suffin Antiques

Mahogany Settee Seller Martell & Suffin Antiques

Granite Top Bronze Gueridon Table Seller Greenwich Living

Granite Top Bronze Gueridon Table Seller Greenwich Living

EMPIRE TABLES D'OFFICIERS Seller Mallett London New York

EMPIRE TABLES D’OFFICIERS Seller Mallett London New York

Empire Style Stool with Lions' Heads Seller East & Orient Company

Empire Style Stool with Lions’ Heads Seller East & Orient Company

Empire Style Reverse Glass Top Coffee Table Seller C Bell

Empire Style Reverse Glass Top Coffee Table Seller C Bell

Empire Style Parcel Gilt Inlaid Dinner Table Seller Marcia Sherrill At Roland Antiques

Empire Style Parcel Gilt Inlaid Dinner Table Seller Marcia Sherrill At Roland Antiques

Empire Style Chandelier in Lucite Seller Carlos De La Puente

Empire Style Chandelier in Lucite Seller Carlos De La Puente

Empire Stool By March

Empire Stool By March

Empire Side Chair Black & Gold Lyre Swan Form Back Seller Marcia Sherrill at Roland Antiques

Empire Side Chair Black & Gold Lyre Swan Form Back Seller Marcia Sherrill at Roland Antiques

Empire Drop Leaf Table Seller East & Orient Company

Empire Drop Leaf Table Seller East & Orient Company

Empire Center Table  Seller Robuck Company Antiques

Empire Center Table Seller Robuck Company Antiques

Empire Candelabras Seller Sutter Antiques

Empire Candelabras Seller Sutter Antiques

Empire  Bergeres Seller Gerald Tomlin Antiques

Empire Bergeres Seller Gerald Tomlin Antiques

Cast Metal Arm Chairs In Copper Lacquer With Centurion Relief Seller Assemblage

Cast Metal Arm Chairs In Copper Lacquer With Centurion Relief Seller Assemblage

Beautiful Empire Sevres Urn Seller Empire Antiques

Beautiful Empire Sevres Urn Seller Empire Antiques

Antique French Empire tole tray. Seller Royal Antiques

Antique French Empire tole tray. Seller Royal Antiques

A pair of painted bergeres Seller Daniel Barney

A pair of painted bergeres Seller Daniel Barney

1940's Empire style chairs Seller John Gregory Studios

1940’s Empire style chairs Seller John Gregory Studios

12-Candle Empire Chandelier Seller Bermingham & Co

12-Candle Empire Chandelier Seller Bermingham & Co

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  • http://www.jansantiques.com Sergio Boltiansky

    Dear Interior Designers ,

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  • Farrah Satre

    Thx for information.