Style Dezine Tip – French Empire Style

During the early 19th Century the French Empire Style emerged from the court of Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte.

It’s defining features were heavy classical designs and geometric form. The retention of fineness combined with soft draped fabrics and highly polished veneers were key aspects of the French Empire Style.

The introduction of strong colors for the use in interiors was derived from the return of the French Gentry after their military sessions in Egypt.

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