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First Class Staterooms Empire Rooms C-84 and C-65 The Empire Style was created by French architects Charles Percier and Pierre Fontaine during the First French Empire (1804-1815) and was designed to idealize the rule of Napoleon Bonaparte. The most famous example of the style can be found in the Arc de Triomphe du Caroussel in Paris. colorized in akvis coloriage

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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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APH-Familia numerosa- by vtophya.deviantart.com on @deviantART - It's in my head-canon as well that Antonio fathered (literally - not adopted) a lot of kids in the Americas. As for Francis...the original piece had a lot of people commenting about African colonies, but that was the Second French Empire, in the 19th century. Since this is referencing the First French Empire (i.e. the one that includes Canada), that's a moot point, but I would have liked to see some Caribbean OCs added as well.

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Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France, where Emperor Napoleon I and Empress Josephine were crowned during the First French Empire.

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TWO BEAUTIES silver & 14k gold Pearl ring

This beautiful piece of wearable art was designed and crafted by the artist and jewelry designer Sergey Zhiboedov (my husband). The ring was inspired by the style of the First French Empire, the early-19th-century design movement in architecture, furniture, and other decorative arts. It features two draped female figures. Made of sterling silver (the figures and the shank) and 14K yellow gold. Adorned with a genuine freshwater pearl (8.5-9mm diameter).

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