Empire style

A movement in the decorative arts and architecture that flourished between 1800 and 1815, during the periods of the Consulate and  First Empire in France. The arts under Napoleon served to promote his regime: ancient Roman forms and motifs were combined with imperial symbols, such as the eagle, the bee, and the letter N surrounded by laurel wreaths. Courts across Europe adopted the Empire style, and even after Napoleon lost power, it continued in favor for several decades. Web resource here.

Charles Percier and Pierre-François-Léonard Fontaine. Empress Joséphine’s bedroom in the Château de Malmaison, Rueil-Malmaison, France. 1800-1802. Photo: Gilles Messian.