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The Empire Aubusson Rug in the Emperor's bedroom has a circular central medallion on a gold background with large open areas. The motifs are in the neoclassical style of Percier and Fontaine favored by Napoleon. The gold of the Aubusson rug and blue silk fabric are on opposite ends of the color wheel. Image courtesy Wikipedia Commons.

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Parete Saucy - Il rosso pomodoro dona alle pareti un aspetto solare e sbarazzino.

BRULE-PARFUM "AUX SPHINGES", Empire, wohl von L.A. HERVIEU (

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Le Petit Appartement de l’Empereur - Château de Versailles**.

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Les Arts Decoratifs Charles Percier and Pierre-Francois-Leonard-Fontaine were architects, interior decorators, and designers during the reign of Napoleon.. refurbishing the palaces at Fontainebleau, Strasbourg, and Versailles.The Empire style that they created drew on the classical art and architecture that they so loved. Their aim was not to replicate the buildings of antiquity, but to translate classic designs into a modern idiom.”

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Another view of the Empire Aubusson Rug in the Empress's bedroom. All the colors are cool. Even the gold has a cool cast to it. © EPV.

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A book on window dressings...This is clearly Victorian, probably pre-Raphaelite styling...WOW!

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