Empire Antique Furniture

Very fine, Empire style, gilt-bronze, sixteen light chandelier of large dimension
Item No. 881
Very fine, Empire style, gilt-bronze, sixteen light chandelier of large dimension

Hand-chased. 19th century.

64" high by 40" diameter
Pair of very fine, Italian, Empire period curule seats
Item No. 1036
Pair of very fine, Italian, Empire period curule seats

In solid, carved giltwood. First quarter of the 19th century.

The curule seat was first used by the Ancient Romans to denote political or military power. It was adopted by later European rulers, including Napoléon Bonaparte.

38" wide by 21" deep by 29" high
Very fine, Empire period chandelier
Item No. 1077
Very fine, Empire period chandelier

In gilt bronze and patinated bronze, elaborately chased with ten arms, ornamented with winged angels crowned with laurel leaves, acanthus leaf corona, pinecone finial, and five chains adorned with acanthus leaves and grapes. Circa 1810.
Fine French Empire style bronze d'ore and crystal chandelier
Item No. 906
Fine French Empire style bronze d'ore and crystal chandelier

With fifteen arms. Second half of the 19th century.
Important, French, Empire period, bronze d'ore, tole, and crystal chandelier (Lustre Argand)
Item No. 739
Important, French, Empire period, bronze d'ore, tole, and crystal chandelier (Lustre Argand)

With crystal de Montcenis (predecessor to Baccarat). With original oil-burning mechanism invented by Swiss inventor François-Pierre-Ami Argand. Early 19th century.

Provenance: Property of a French Nobleman, Le Compte de Amxxx

45" high by 28" diameter
Fine, French, Empire commode
Item No. 282
Fine, French, Empire commode

In blond mahogany with dark grey granite top and all original hardware. Early 19th century.

52" wide by 36" high by 24" deep
Italian, Neoclassical (Retour d'Egypt), carved and painted giltwood mirror
Item No. 280
Italian, Neoclassical (Retour d'Egypt), carved and painted giltwood mirror

With gilded sphinxes and foliage motif. Late 18th century or early 19th century.

48" wide by 70" high
The remaining six items in our Empire Antique Furniture category have been sold. We leave select sold items in our gallery to show the kind of pieces we can locate. Please do not hesitate to inquire if you would like us to find something like any of these for you!

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Pair of fine, French, Empire period, gilt-bronze mounted bergeres
Item No. 863
Pair of fine, French, Empire period, gilt-bronze mounted bergeres

In solid, carved mahogany with winged lion head armrests. Attributed to Jacob Freres. Early 19th century.
French Empire style, bronze and silver-plated (argenté) chandelier
Item No. 668
French Empire style, bronze and silver-plated (argenté) chandelier

Second half of the 19th century.

45" high by 41" diameter
Very fine French, Empire period, gilt-bronze and patinated bronze bouillote lamp
Item No. 780
Very fine French, Empire period, gilt-bronze and patinated bronze bouillote lamp

With hand-chased detail and very dark green tole shade. Circa 1805.

26" high by 13" diameter
Empire Style, Patinated and gilt-bronze chandelier
Item No. 715
Empire Style, Patinated and gilt-bronze chandelier

Circa 1900.

40" high 16" diameter
Empire period, circular scagliola top
Item No. 703
Empire period, circular scagliola top

With three doves surrounded by arrow and wheat motif border. Early 19th century.

33" diameter
French, Empire style chandelier
Item No. 274
French, Empire style chandelier

Early 20th century

42" high by 28½" diameter



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