While the British were enamored with Greek and Rococo Revival furniture, the French were blazing trails of their own. The Empire furniture era began in the second phase of the Romantic period, in which the arts and individualism were encouraged with great fervor. As a result, seating styles took note from historical designs of Egyptian, Roman, and other origins. Egyptiennerie, as the French called it, was an essential component of the Empire style of furniture. You’ll find no shortage of old-world sophistication in our Empire settee. Have we piqued your interest? A swan settee is essentially a refined love seat suited to fit two or more people at a time. Our expert craftsmen have worked tirelessly to reproduce the same level of quality found in original antiques from the Empire era.
Each Empire couch includes an array of decorative details you’re going to adore:
- Two beautifully carved swan armrests, reeded top rail, and rosette motifs
- Curved saber legs for stability, modeled after cavalry swords from Greek and Roman eras
- Customizable upholstery options in velvet, leather, fabric, or your own material
Choose our Empire settee for your sunroom, living room, or reading room to create a warm and welcoming location for all to enjoy in comfort. Inspired by the different French classes, you can utilize our swan settee in an old-fashioned way by decorating your cottage for functionality or pairing this peerless antique reproduction with modern furniture to create an elegant focal point and degree of ornamentation.
Laurel Crown uses only antiquated carpentry processes to craft our reproductions. Each Empire couch we offer is made with one of the most popular woods used during the classic era. Mahogany boasts rich graining and a rich reddish-brown hue that can complement any design scheme. We accentuate our mahogany with a stunning satin semi-gloss finish for an exquisite sheen that’s easy to maintain. If you have any questions about this reproduction or our selection, please feel free to contact us today for additional information.