Empire Armchair

Empire Armchair

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The Empire Armchair or the Napoleon I armchair is a comfortable and elegant seat that was born in the 18th century. Heavy, imposing and richly decorated in the antique style, the furnishings abound with gilding and colored fabric.

Empire armchair from the Napoleon III era

The old seat is a ceremonial furniture that was born under the influence...

The Empire Armchair or the Napoleon I armchair is a comfortable and elegant seat that was born in the 18th century. Heavy, imposing and richly decorated in the antique style, the furnishings abound with gilding and colored fabric.

Empire armchair from the Napoleon III era

The old seat is a ceremonial furniture that was born under the influence of King Napoleon I, hence its second name: the armchair Napoleon I. This furniture is recognized by its massive mahogany material and its bronze ornaments. Indeed, this seat is decorated with magnificent bronze sculptures. The latter are in fact inspired by the Egyptian decorative arts, during the military campaigns led by Napoleon I in Egypt. The sculptures of the Empire seat frame display many exotic species such as ash, linden, and other details such as lion's head, sphinge and warrior subjects. The Napoleon I style seat is usually dressed in satin, velvet, cashmere, moire or toile de Jouy. As colors, violet, garnet, green, golden yellow, crimson and purple are essential.

Empire armchairs with modern design

The Napoleon III style is the style that appeared under the second Emire during the reign of Napoleon Bonaparte, this period is considered prosperous, it is a prosperous period for consumption and the economy. The armchair thought during this time has a style that is very wellulier. The Empire armchair has a rectangular and flat back. Some models have a medallion folder. The front legs of the furniture are sheathed and terminated by claws or hooves. The hind feet on their side are finished in saber. There are five types of Napoleon I seats. First there is the gondola chair. This seat has a semicircular backrest and vegetable sculpture. Then there is the gooseneck chair , mainly decorated with sphinx and swan neck sculpture. We also find the seat armrests with large windings, very architecturally shaped. The Etruscan armchair is equipped with a lacrosse backrest. His feet are finished in saber. Finally, there is the model Napoleon I curule. The furniture has a base in cross or pincers. Here, the seat is tub-shaped. On the other hand, the feet are in X curved. This type of empire armchair is stuffed with stretched canvas. Later, Napoleon III created the chair of the Second Empire. Still in mahogany, the frames are richly encrusted with scales and details in mother-of-pearl.

The replica of an armchair of the time

The reproductions of seats presented in our store are made according to old seats. The frame is mahogany or solid beech mahogany veneer, the varnish was applied by hand as before. The ornamentation is bronzgold and the fabrics are inspired by mahogany empire period seats. Some models are directly inspired by the return style of Egypt Napoleon's time. You can find on the market old seats in auctions or at antique dealers, for that count several thousand euros for a sitting in perfect condition, as shown by the expertise of auctioneers . Buy a reproduction, appears to be a wise choice.

The seats of the era were often used as empire-style office chair mahogany and mahogany plating, we also find in the same spirit pair of Empire birch chairs with saber feet, less luxurious model of the late nineteenth century. The heights of the files were between 90 cm and 110 cm with a sitting height sufficient to work on a desk.

Our living room furniture goes on sale, is presented with a detailed description, so you will find on each model the dimensions indicated in the form: cm width x cm depth x cm height.

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