French Empire style bergere gondole

Solid wood and curved plywood frame. Green bronze painting.

Casted and gilt bronze mounts.


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.

The French architects Percier and Fontaine, were together the creators of the French Empire style. They also became leading furniture designers in the 1790s. They received many commissions from Napoleon Bonaparte.


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 tailor-made chairs.

You will find our work in exclusive apartments, town houses, manors and super-yachts all around the world.


Source: Wikipedia

Photo: Thomas Hennocque