This style was developed during the reign of Napoleon, and the letter N was found everywhere in the decoration of the period. The style was a revival of Greek, Roman and Egyptian motifs. Marquetrie and carving wTere discarded and plain surfaces were decorated with brass and ormolu mounts of antique emblems.
Mahogany was the principal wood employed and considerable veneering was used.
Characteristic, features: The w reath, torch, .Sphinx, Greek 'jand, honeysuckle, Roman eagle, columns and scroll supports.
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