Empire Furniture has a very masculine look with a tremendous amount of details. Todays furniture does not often feature the exquisite exotic woods of the empire furniture. If you love the Greek and Roman decorating styles, empire furniture is right up your alley. With most modern furniture there is more to be desired than a plain piece of furniture. Empire styles combine the classical brass motifs giving you the interest in the ornate details but also the modern masculine clean lines in one furniture piece. Today nothing compares to the noble and exquisite looks of the empire period. Many furniture manufactures produce furniture in mass quantities, and often don't spend the time in the details. With empire furniture you often get the best wood, the best ornate hardware, hand carved designs, and ornate gold gilding, which adds up to a furniture piece being a piece of art than just a regular side table.