The Classical Style (1815-1840) of American furniture was a simpler version of France’s Empire Style, popular during Napoleon’s reign. It joined Classical motifs from Egypt and Greece with animal features such as carved feet and wings. Classical furniture featured simple, massive, graceful curves; dark woods (especially mahogany) and veneers; and motifs such as palm leaves and lyres. This large furniture fit in well with the parlors and dining rooms of Southern Greek Revival mansions. It was also found in wealthy homes of other styles all across America.