Empire style stool Malmaison. Solid beechwood frame, green bronze lacquer painting with patinated gold leaf finished details. Upholstering in white, covering with customer’s own material. Tailor-made process allows Vosges to deal with any of your own specifications. We took inspiration from a model of bench displayed at Chateau de Malmaison.


Josephine de Beauharnais bought Chateau de Malmaison for herself and her husband General Napoleon Bonaparte in 1799. She made major improvements including the building of a heated orangerie and the creation of a famous rose garden. Birds and animals of all sorts began to enrich the garden. Kangaroos, zebras, ostriches, llamas… were roaming free among the grounds. Chateau de Malmaison is therefore a beautiful and elegant country house filled with Empire period furniture, sculpture and paintings.

The Empire style was also 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.

Vosges manufactures bespoke and luxury Empire style chairs and furniture. As a result, we can then adapt most of our models to your requested dimensions, finishings and comfort.

Source: Wikipedia

Photo: Thomas Hennocque