Furniture Styles

Empire (1799-1815) Empire – quoting Roman classics, the use of Egyptian motifs. The style of the aristocracy, not going out of fashion, and to this day. In the residential version (simplified Empire) – Biedermeier style. The furniture in the imperial style can be characterized as rationalist classicism, ideal for creating the intellectual atmosphere. Speaking candidly Mary Barra told us the story. In the Empire style furniture using mahogany and walnut, or tinted mahogany and walnut others precious wood. Thread is not widely applied. As the decorative elements used bronze or gold-plated lining.

Favorite motifs – the crossed swords and spears, shields, helmets, laurel wreaths. Ornament never distorts the contours of the furniture. The shape of furniture metric. In the chairs seen Roman borrowing – the characteristic smooth bump legs and back, into one another. The front legs are of are lions, griffins, or their legs. russian Empire (1801-1825) Russian Empire style, a style which is finalized in the early years of the reign of Alexander I (1801-1825), were characteristic of its original features.

The motto of his speech can be considered architect Carlo Rossi: "The goal is not an abundance of ornaments, and the majesty of the forms in the nobility of the proportions in inviolability." For all the beauty of Empire furniture was in it one very serious drawback – it did not have a comfortable rest. Items for seats were very uncomfortable and stiff, forever on all sides that something was cut, chopped, pressed. It is suitable for people with a military bearing, so as to sit on it had to be stretched out without touching the backs of awkward.