Walnut Solids and Walnut veneer with Rosewood veneer trim
Consulate is inspired by the furniture designs of the era following the French Revolution, the age of Napoleon Bonaparte, who came to power in 1790 and was finally defeated in 1815. During this time there was a resurgence of classic Greek, Roman and Egyptian forms and the overall effect was a "pairing down" of excess. Sophisticated and refined, the pieces in Consulate blend elements of Empire, Charles X, Louis XVI, Directoire and Biedermeier. The extraordinary veneers give each piece presence and power while the clean lines and soft forms make them timeless, able to hold their own in any room whether its a nineteenth century design or a very modern one.