French-antiques

Directoire

Directoire style furniture

The Directoire style (approximately 1785-1804) reflects the Revolution. It is a sobre and simplified version of the Louis XVI style. The wood used is mainly indeginous,  only luxury items are in mahogany. Painted beech is popular. Marquetry and bronze are rare. The inventions of the period were mainly in seating, particularly the daybed (meridienne) as shown in the famous painting of Madame Récamier by David.

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See also in the Directoire style : 
Méridienne - Fauteuil - Bureau - Secretaire - Commode
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