Secretary (1830-1840)
Secretary (1830-1840)

As a result of the War of 1812 between the United States and England, Americans rejected the English Regency style and, instead, followed the French Empire style. As in France, this was bulky furniture with showy use of mahogany and rosewood veneers. But, unlike the French, American Empire made little use of Classical and Egyptian figures and only limited use of brass ornamentation with no ormolu.

 Antique American Empire furniture available now (at eBay US)
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