Directoire style alabaster and bronze chandelier. Carved alabaster cup. Brass chain and canopy, brass decor to be determined. Shown medal bronze. Chandelier available in many dimensions, bronze finishings and wiring standards.


Directoire style was a period in the decorative arts, fashion, and especially furniture design in France concurrent with the Directory (November 2, 1795–November 10, 1799), the later part of the French Revolution. The style uses Neoclassical architectural forms, minimal carving, planar expanses of highly grained veneers, and applied decorative painting. It is a style transitional between Louis XVI and Empire styles.

The Directoire style was primarily established by the architects and designers Charles Percier (1764–1838) and Pier François Léonard Fontaine (1762–1853). Furniture and objects discovered during Pompeii excavations influenced the French Directoire style. In its use of Neoclassical architectural form and decorative motifs the style anticipates the slightly later and more elaborate Empire style, which was introduced after Napoleon established the First French Empire.


Our collection of lamps comprises very fine Neoclassical and Art Deco styles models. Even so, Vosges mainly designs and produces lightings from photos, sketches or drawings provided by its clients. Our French crafstmen manufacture lamps upon order to the highest standards. Vosges consequently adapts dimensions, finishings and wiring standards to your own’s specifications. We also provide shop drawings and samples of finishings.

Source: Wikipedia.

Photo: Thomas Hennocque