The Empire style originated with Napoleon's desire to revive the majesty of
Imperial Rome. The style incorporates many classical forms such as columns and urns. It was revived in America with the Second Empire style during the late 1800's and again 1930's but with simpler forms.
With a greater bottom flair than a traditional bell shade, our shades are a representation of the more traditional style shades seen on table and floor lamps of the 1930's.