Large extra-ordinary French Empire Mahogany and Gilt Bronze Armoire.  Extra large beveled mirrored centered door flanked with two narrow and tall beveled mirrors, shapely bonnet with mercury gilded bronze garland with rosette mounts, burl mahogany side panels,  interior containing two adjustable shelves, supported on circular tapered feet. Matching bed and side table available, see pictures.


The French Empire style is considered an evolution of the Neoclassical period; this impressive design was promoted by Napoleon Bonaparte, influenced by war and ancient Greek and Roman architecture. Napoleon was a fierce military leader who crowned himself 1st emperor of France, notorious for commanding wars and controlling many important parts of Europe. Furniture and accessories of this period often used militaristic elements; symbols of war and victory such as the golden eagle, palm leaves, laurel wreaths, and the initial “N”. The Egyptian campaign inspired major Egyptian ornamentation such as obelisks, sphinxes, and pyramids.  Extraordinary veneers, gilded bronze, and marble also characterized this period furniture. This important style became popular and was soon adopted across the courts of Europe. Today this classic French design is timeless and elegant, complimenting a traditional setting or adding exuberant contrasting highlights to modern and contemporary interiors.


Place of Origin: France

Period: Circa 1860

Diminisions: (94 in.Hx58 in.Wx19 in.D)

Condition: Excellent Condition

Wear: Wear Consistent with Age and Use


Large Empire Mirrored-Door Armoire with Gilt Bronze Mounts, France, 1860

SKU: FB100302

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