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The Empire style (French pronunciation: [ɑ̃.piːʁ], style Empire) is an early-nineteenth-century design movement in architecture, furniture, other decorative arts, and the visual arts, representing the second phase of Neoclassicism. It flourished between 1800 and 1815 during the Consulate and the First French Empire periods, although its life span lasted until the late-1820s. From France it spread into much of Europe and the United States. The Empire style originated in and takes its name from the rule of the Emperor Napoleon I in the First French Empire, when it was intended to idealize Napoleon's leadership and the French state. The previous fashionable style in France had been the Directoire style, a more austere and minimalist form of Neoclassicism that replaced the Louis XVI style, and the new Empire style brought a full return to ostentatious richness. The style corresponds somewhat to the Biedermeier style in the German-speaking lands, Federal style in the United States, and the Regency style in Britain.

Article Title : Empire style
Article Snippet :1800-1815. p. 154. ISBN 978-0-8109-9345-7. "Serre-bijoux de l'Impératrice Joséphine, dit Grand écrin". Retrieved 23 May 2022. "Deux
Article Title : Musée dauphinois
Article Snippet :Caractères d'altitude. Portraits sonores et photographiques des Écrins (Co-production with the Écrins National Park and the Centre de l'oralité alpine – General

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