Empire desk

Empire desk

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Empire desk is a work table on which one writes, this type of furnishing appears around 1803An office furniture from our store will bring you style and authenticity in home decoration. The Empire desk in mahogany and gilded bronze is the expression of the prestige of Emperor Napoleon I.

The Napoleon desk is also available as a small writing t...

Empire desk is a work table on which one writes, this type of furnishing appears around 1803An office furniture from our store will bring you style and authenticity in home decoration. The Empire desk in mahogany and gilded bronze is the expression of the prestige of Emperor Napoleon I.

The Napoleon desk is also available as a small writing table and secretary, which saves space. The secretary is a period furniture that is usually massive, heavy and imposing, unlike the flat desk, it is straight and high in shape, it opens with a flap used for writing and storage with small drawers. Rarer in the Napoleon style the cylinder desk, copied in the Louis XVI style, it opens with a quarter of a circle, to reveal the work surface.

An Empire desk in Mahogany

Old flat desks are often upholstered on top with green or red leather underhand. The feet are represented by columns ringed with bronze. The straight shapes are reminiscent of those of the Louis XVI desks with drawers on the front.

It is a furniture used as a writing room in solid mahogany or veneer and it is decorated with chiseled and gilded bronzes. It opens on the front by drawers. The lower part, the feet can be joined by a spacer. Some desks have three belted drawers and a flap on each side. Others have a jump belt that provides five drawers.

Finally, it is under the Empire style that the minister's desk is created, whose tray rests on caissons. The work furniture of this period was mostly made of mahogany veneer, but rosewood and ebony are also used. You can buy a Minister's desk with boxes on the side in our furniture and decoration store.

The Empire or Napoleon III style desk

A piece of furniture called Napoleon or directoire type is the reproduction of an old desk. Our store offers high quality Napoleon III desk reproductions with noble materials. The marquetry is laid in the old way on beech or mahogany wood. The gilded bronze ornamentations highlight its marquetry. The tops have an underhand for writing.

The varnish is applied by hand, as in the past, with this technique the furniture obtains a beautiful patina. Some models have side pulls, which increases the workspace.

Each Empire period style desk is made like antique furniture. 

The Empire style

It is also called Napoleon 1st style, but also first Empire so as not to confuse it with the Napoleon iii style. Which is the style of the Second Empire of the 2nd half of the nineteenth century. Unlike the Louis XV and Louis XVI styles, it is an art inspired by themes.

The furniture is made mainly of mahogany wood. They are trimmed with beautiful gilded bronzes that enhance them, forcing contrast with large smooth veneer surfaces.

As for the Louis XV style we find the Secretary Empire mahogany wood or Boulle marquetry. Like the cylinder secretary, its frame is made in height, it offers a saving of space. These are antiques that are usually bought from antique dealers.

One Empire desk offers you the possibility to spread out a large part of your files and materials for writing in front of you. On the design side, this type of furniture goes to any type of décor. If you have a contemporary room, this piece of furniture will not make a false note in the middle of your more modern furniture and rooms.

Our antique style furniture store, offers a wide choice of models, ranging from large to small desk. The dimensions are indicated in the form: cm depth x width.

If you want to highlight it, the ideal would be to complete the room with other art objects for sale in our gallery. Buy a directoire chair in our store to complete it on our online sales website. For this consult our catalog you will find a wide choice of Napoleon III furniture sold at the best price. The delivery of your purchase will be fast within six working days, the furniture and packages are packed in solid boxes on pallets. For more information do not hesitate to contact our customer service salespeople.

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