Egyptian / Egyptian Revival Architecture................ llustrated FURNITURE Glossary
Egyptian / Egyptian Revival Furniture
- Illustration: King Tutankhamun Tomb Furnishings
- Roman Egyptian Glassware - Corning Glass Museum
- Core-formed Egyptian Jars - Corning Glass Museum
- See also: Metropolitan Museum of Art: Hatnofer's Chair
- See also: Metropolitan Museum of Art: Chair of Renyseneb
First Egyptian Revival
In 1798, Napoleon returned triumphant from his Egyptian campaign. The victory launched a program of intense scientific research, prompted by the large numbers of archaeological discoveries collected in Egypt by the throng of scholars accompanying the expedition. The worlds of fashion and the applied arts also took up the Egyptian theme, with motifs such as sphinxes, winged lions, lotus blossoms, caryatids and scarabs appearing everywhere. All over Europe, Egyptian motifs, as well as those drawn from Ancient Greece and Rome, were to become prominent features of the sumptuous Empire style of decoration.
This was a substyle of the Empire style.
- Sphinx arm posts - Jacob Freres, Chairs from Madame Récamier's salon, c. 1798, on display in Musée de Louvre in 2004
Second Egyptian Revival
This revival was occasioned by Howard Carter's Egyptian Expedition in the 1920s which discovered King Tutankhamun's Tomb.
This was a substyle of the Art Deco style.