1815 - 1845
Return to Rome
Many motifs came from Greek & Roman symbols such as: the harp, Grecian vase, Roman wreath, and the lion's head.
The period was inspired by the French "Directoire" style which idealized Napolean's French empire. But his style of design borrowed many aspects of the Ancient Roman Empire.
The style became popular in the United States because of growing animosities with England which lead to the war of 1812.