Does your sitting room deserve an update? Our antique Empire sofa will serve as the focal point of all your future gatherings and get-togethers. The design of the exquisite French Empire settee originates from Chateau de Malmaison, the palatial Parisian retreat of Napoléon Bonaparte and Josephine de Beauharnais before they rose to power as the Emperor and Empress of the French Empire. Even before rising to power, Josephine had an affinity for grand and opulent furniture, which is reflected in the remarkable, handcrafted swans flanking each end of this lovely settee.
Every Empire sofa we reproduce is carved, sanded, and finished by one of our master craftsmen, who treat each antique reproduction as if it were the first we have ever made. Although the original settees from which our antique swan sofa was inspired were painted and gilded in gold, we decided to use Honduran mahogany in favor of a less ostentatious finish. This species of mahogany is less brittle than pine but more flexible than oak. Plus, it has excellent dimensional stability, moderate rot resistance, and workability.
By choosing the antique Empire sofa today, you can customize the following:
- Choose from our stock fabrics or use your very own material
- Change the finish to match other wood tones within your home
- Specify dimensions to suit a particular space or length of wall
What sets our Empire sofa apart from other antique reproductions is our commitment to preserving old-world details: a reeded top rail, rosette motifs, saber legs, and so much more. If you would like to customize the antique swan sofa, please let us know how we can help you turn your vision into a reality. Contact our custom design department today or submit your project proposal online with all your requests. Please call or email us today with any general inquiries, so we may provide additional information or further assistance on the subject.