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Christie'sA SADDLE-BACK OF BURGUNDY VELVET Ottoman Empire, probably 18th Century Worked in metal threads and sequins with a scrolling design, together with a joined panel of silk brocade woven in pale yellow, pale pink and ivory silks against a green ground, edged in braid and lined in crimson silk, circa 1770 The largest: 71 x 20in. (180 x 51cm.) (2)
Les Arts Decoratifs Charles Percier and Pierre-Francois-Leonard-Fontaine were architects, interior decorators, and designers during the reign of Napoleon.. refurbishing the palaces at Fontainebleau, Strasbourg, and Versailles.The Empire style that they created drew on the classical art and architecture that they so loved. Their aim was not to replicate the buildings of antiquity, but to translate classic designs into a modern idiom.”
*Rococo Revisited - Sevres porcelain Cups and saucers for coffee and...
Sevres porcelain Cups and saucers for coffee and chocolate in the neoclassical style (late 18th century - early 19th) (one of them has the portrait of Empress Josephine by Ms. Jacquot; and another the portrait of Bonaparte by Gerard after Isabey) National Ceramics Museum in Sèvres
Late Neoclassicism in European Art and Design, 1780–1830. In the wake of the French Revolution in 1789, Napoleon Bonaparte’s adoption of Neoclassicism as an official imperial style, coined the Empire style, contributed to the popularity of Neoclassical ideals in France and its imitation by European rulers. The curvilinear silhouettes that had dominated the decorative arts were replaced by rectilinear lines, incorporating ancient motifs.
Chair, Moral and Hughes, 1823, London, zebrawood with carved and gilded motifs, replacement upholstery, Victoria and Albert Museum. The shape of the chair is based on Greek forms, but the decoration is inspired by French Empire designs. Richly coloured wood from the East Indies was combined with carved and gilded motifs imitating gilt-bronze mounts.
Design attributed to Charles Percier | Washstand (athénienne or lavabo) | French, Paris | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Design attributed to Charles Percier: Washstand (athenienne or lavabo) (26.256.1) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Charles Percier (1766-1838) architect and furniture designer who creates the Empire style for Napoleon.