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 where they received many commissions from Napoleon Bonaparte.


Vosges manufacture Empire chairs, Empire beds, Empire stools and Empire sofas to the highest standards.

We can adapt our models to your requested dimensions, finishings and comfort.

We furthermore design and craft any pieces from your own drawings or images.


Source: Wikipedia

Photo: Thomas Hennocque