Early French Empire chair inspired by Jacob Desmalter. Solid beechwood frame, hand carving, patinated painting finishings with gilded details. Upholstering in white, covering with customer’s own material. Shown with custom dyed and weaved cable and trim by Maison Verrier. Tailor-made process allows Vosges to deal with any of your own specifications.

> See as alternative an Empire chair from Le Louvre

The Empire style was encouraged by Napoleon Bonaparte’s desire for a propagandistic style. The glorious ancient Greek and Roman Empires inspired this Neoclassical style. After his Egyptian Campaign, it was likewise strongly influenced by the grandeur of ancient Egypt. Jacob Desmalter supplied furniture to the Emperor Napoleon for the Chateau de Malmaison, the Tuileries Palace and other imperial residences. The Empire style was therefore adopted in courts throughout Europe, especially in Russia.

> See also an Empire stool from Malmaison

Vosges manufactures bespoke and luxury Empire style chairs and furniture We craft all our pieces upon order. As a result, we can then adapt most of our models to your requested dimensions, finishings and comfort. Our team furthermore designs and crafts in France any pieces from your own drawings or images. In addition, Vosges provides shop drawings and samples of finishing for your approval.

Top members of Architectural’ s Digest AD100 and Elle Decor’s A-List consequently hire Vosges as a trustworthy source for great tailor-made chairs.

Source: Wikipedia

Photo: Thomas Hennocque