Rich Wood Empire Chests and Dressers

Empire Ebonized Pear Wood Chest of Drawers Seller Savenkov Gallery

Empire Ebonized Pear Wood Chest of Drawers Seller Savenkov Gallery

Mahogany was often the wood of choice during 1804-1815. Either blond, dark, moiré, figured, or flame wood is found to be the prime choice when it came to furniture. It is interesting to note that after 1810, mahogany became unavailable because of the continental blockade and furniture makers were forced to use walnut, burled elm, beech, ash, boxwood, olivewood, maple, and rarely citronnier.

Complex marquetry disappeared and was replaced by discreet inlay ornament. Fillets of blond wood, copper or steel were set into dark wood. Bronze fittings were the only ornaments on furniture, which is a testimony of the furniture quality comparied to todays common furniture finds. You will find on Empire Furniture the ornaments are often placed symmetrically on flat surfaces, as most empire styles are are entirely symmetrical in composition. The motifs on a piece’s right and left generally correspond to one another in every detail. Marble tops are another element to the empire style and have found to have sharp corners and are most often gray or black.

Designer Ralph Lauren Dresses up this ad by combining the English plaid textiles with empire furniture and curvy french chairs. Styling the walls a bit different by hanging silk drapes on the wall and layering in gilt gold ornate antique frames. The chinoiserie detailed planter adds green to this dark elegant room.

A Painted Empire Chest Featured in The Canadian House and Home

Large second Empire Bureau-Plat Seller L' Antiquaire

Large second Empire Bureau-Plat Seller L' Antiquaire

Photography by Billy Cunningham

A Neoclassical Chest Dresser Photography by Billy Cunningham

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Empire Decorating

An empire sidetable with striped wallpaper and damask wing chairs. The classic empire decorating that pulls this room together is the hunter green velet drapes, which is a typical color in empire decorating.

EMPIRE STYLE MARBLE TOP CHEST WITH SWANS Seller Ad Lib Antiques

EMPIRE STYLE MARBLE TOP CHEST WITH SWANS Seller Ad Lib Antiques

Empire Mahogany Writing Table Seller Oliver Fleury Inc

Empire Mahogany Writing Table Seller Oliver Fleury Inc

Architectural Redesign by William B. Remick Interior Design by The Wiseman Group Empire Looks

Architectural Redesign by William B. Remick Interior Design by The Wiseman Group Empire Looks. Empire Furniture

Empire Mahogany Bronze Mounted Semanier Seller George N Antiques

Empire Mahogany Bronze Mounted Semanier Seller George N Antiques

Empire Style Architecture by William Hodgins

Empire Style Architecture by William Hodgins

Empire Mahogany Commode Seller Daniel Barney

Empire Mahogany Commode Seller Daniel Barney

Interior Design by Mica Ertegun of MAC II

Interior Design by Mica Ertegun of MAC II Empire Decorating Elements

1920's Empire Style Nightstands France Seller Gio

1920's Empire Style Nightstands France Seller Gio

Interior Design by Scott Snyder  Neoclassical

Beautiful Empire Furniture Interior Design by Scott Snyder Neoclassical

Empire Commode Seller Paul Klienwald Art and Antiques

Empire Commode Dresser Chest Seller Paul Klienwald Art and Antiques

Petite Empire Console with Marble Top, France 19th century Seller William Word Fine Antiques

Petite Empire Console with Marble Top, France 19th century Seller William Word Fine Antiques

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