Empire Office

Empire Office

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An Empire desk is a work table on which you write or work, often a drawer can store sheets or documents. a piece of furniture from our store will bring you a mix of style and authenticity in your home decoration. This type of period furniture is actually known for its chic and refined side that will not leave you indifferent. Decorated with bron...

An Empire desk is a work table on which you write or work, often a drawer can store sheets or documents. a piece of furniture from our store will bring you a mix of style and authenticity in your home decoration. This type of period furniture is actually known for its chic and refined side that will not leave you indifferent. Decorated with bronzes with severe lines applied and finely chiselled to reduce the sobriety of their forms, a mahogany Empire style furniture is the expression of the grandeur and prestige of the Emperor Napoleon 1st. The office is period furniture that is usually massive, heavy and imposing. This will give a cozy atmosphere to your home.

A mahogany Empire desk

Each Empire style desk is made like antique furniture. Their massive and heavy silhouette contrasts with the previous styles of Louis XV or Louis XVI. The style of the time plays on the difference of tones with the use of colored fabrics and golden bronzes enhanced by the use of large dark wood surfaces. The flat desks are often upholstered on their underside of leather, the feet are often represented by bronze rings. Often intended for the bourgeoisie, a Empire writing desk is solid mahogany or veneer and decorated with carved and gilded bronzes, it opens on the front with drawers. The lower part,the feet can be joined by a spacer. Some offices have three drawers in a belt. Others have a jump belt that has five drawers. Finally, it is under the Empire style that is created the minister's office, whose platform is based on caissons. The work furniture of this period was mostly mahogany veneer, but some models were in walnut Napoleon's era.

The reproduction of a piece of furniture from our store has the same characteristics as antique furniture, the tray is covered with a synthetic fabric imitating the leather perfectly, so your worktop in addition to being functional will wash easily. The marquetry is laid in the old fashioned on solid wood, usually beech. The ornaments are in metal or gilded bronze. The varnish is applied by hand, as in the past, in this way your furniture gets a nice patina. Some models have side zippers, which increases the workspace.

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

The office of the Empire era for a Napoleon III style decoration

It is also called Napoleon 1st style, but also first Empire so as not to confuse Napoleon III style, which is the style of the Second Empire of the second half of the nineteenth century. Contrary tostyles Louis XV and Louis XVI, it is an art inspired by themes, whose theme of the "return of Egypt", or Roman antiquity, war and classical architectural repertoire. The furniture is more massive, ostentatious and rectilinear since the first Empire. The furniture is mainly made of mahogany wood. They are adorned with beautiful gilded bronzes that enhance them, forcing the contrast with large smooth veneer surfaces. We create a homogeneity with interior decoration thanks to the use of beautiful colored fabrics. As for the Louis Xv style, we find the Empire secretary in mahogany wood or in Boulle marquetry, its built in height offers a saving of space.

Offering a large workspace on its top, an Empire desk offers you the possibility to spread a large part of your files and materials for writing in front of you. Design side, this type of furniture is suitable for any type of decor. If you have a contemporary piece, this piece of furniture will not make a false note in the middle of your furniture and accessories of modern decorations. However, if you wish to enhance it, the ideal would be to banish from the room any other furniture or trinket of the same style.

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