American Empire chairs

By | July 30th, 2010|all, Armchairs, Chairs, Empire, Gold leaf gilding, Living Space, Lounge chairs, Reproduction, SEATING, STYLES, Upholstery|

american_empire_swang_chairThis delicate chair created in the American Empire style is one of two chair we created for a client’s living room. They have swans carved up over the top rail of each side and turned legs. The carving in American Empire furniture tends to be less decorative in favor of a smoother surface highlighting the rich grain, usually mahogany, of various fine veneers. American Empire Chairs vary between open backed and upholstered. Furniture created during the American Empire often incorporates animal motifs and was inspired by the French Empire style, while keeping the clean, straight lines from the Neoclassical period. It’s a classic style that clients often want to incorporate in their space designs.