MALMAISON: THE SPLENDOR OF EMPIRE STYLE

Malmaison, the Empire collection from Christofle, features everything from silver cutlery to decorative objects. Objects, such as the iconic candelabra, picture frames, and the elegant champagne buckets, display the collections inimitable style and are present throughout all categories  of the Art of the table.

Discover the Malmaison Universe

Flatware

Home Decor & Barware

Art de la Table

Exceptional Materials

Malmaison Flatware

  • Table spoon Malmaison  Silver plated Silver-Plated Table Spoon

    Malmaison

    Silver-Plated Table Spoon

    $129
    Available
  • Dinner fork Malmaison  Silver plated

    Malmaison

    Silver-Plated Dinner Fork

    $129
    Available
  • Dinner knife Malmaison  Silver plated Silver-Plated Dinner Knife

    Malmaison

    Silver-Plated Dinner Knife

    $141
    Available
  • Flatware set for 6 people (36 pieces) Malmaison  Silver plat

    Malmaison

    36-Piece Silver-Plated Flatware Set with Chest

    $4,350
    Available

SPECIAL OFFER

*Our gift to you with purchase of our celebrated Malmaison collection:

Spend $1,500 to $3,499: receive a Malmaison butter spreader (online only)

Spend $3,500 to $9,999: receive our Malmaison 4x6 frame

Orders above $10,000: receive our Malmaison Tray

*purchase value within the Marly and Malmaison collections, while supplies last, gifts cannot be combined

(only one gift per order).

Malmaison frame and tray offer valid online and in Christofle Boutiques

MALMAISON YESTERDAY AND TODAY

 

Named after the Château de la Malmaison, the favorite residence of Napoleon Bonaparte and Empress Josephine, the Malmaison collection is characterised by its symmetrical motifs, alternating water leaves and palmettes, typical of the Empire style.

 

Under Napoleon III, nephew of Napoleon I, the Empire style became fashionable again. For their sumptuous receptions in Paris and Biarritz, Empress Eugenie and Napoleon III called on Christofle, which became the official supplier to the imperial couple.

 

In 1909, during the effervescence of the Roaring Twenties, Christofle brought the Empire style up to date by creating the Malmaison Empire Collection, which was simply renamed Malmaison in the 1960s.

Malmaison Home Decor & Barware

  • Engraving
    Picture frame 9X13 cm Malmaison  Silver plated
    Engravable

    Malmaison

    Silver-Plated 3,5x5,1" Picture Frame

    $250
    Available
  • Engraving
    Products/4256006_STQ_typrsx Silver-Plated 5,1x7,1" Picture frame
    Best Seller

    Malmaison

    Silver-Plated 5,1x7,1" Picture frame

    $340
    Available
  • Champagne bucket Malmaison  Silver plated Silver-Plated Champagne Cooler Bucket
    Best Seller

    Malmaison

    Silver-Plated Champagne Cooler Bucket

    $1,600
    Available
  • Five light candelabra Malmaison  Silver plated

    Malmaison

    Silver-Plated Candelabra For Five Candles

    $2,700
    Available
The Malmaison collection evokes Napoleon and Josephine. Malmaison is their castle, their first prestigious residence near Paris. Here the Empire style was born, a mixture of Roman clacisism and the return from Egypt. Symmetry. Exoticism. A conquering spirit softened by the feminine touch of the influential Josephine, who made it an elegant and timeless style.
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Malmaison Art de la Table

  • Gravy boat 240ml Malmaison  Silver plated Large Silver-Plated Gravy Boat

    Malmaison

    Large Silver-Plated Gravy Boat

    $1,080
    Available
  • Products/Malmaison_07645520X001001_F_h4srch Gilded Porcelain Teacup and Saucer

    Malmaison

    Gilded Porcelain Teacup and Saucer

    $115
    Available
  • Caviar set  Malmaison  Silver plated Silver-Plated Caviar Serving Set
    Iconic

    Malmaison

    Silver-Plated Caviar Serving Set

    $1,400
    Available
  • Dinner plate Malmaison  Porcelain
    Best Seller

    Malmaison

    Porcelain Dinner Plate

    $75
    Available

WATER LEAVES AND PALMETTES

 

The Malmaison collection is characterised by its palmettes motifs and the elegant outline of water leaves such as the lotus leaves often used in the form of friezes. A recurring decorative element since antiquity, both in decoration and architecture, the palm leaf or palmette evokes the exoticism of ancient Egypt, the East that fascinates.

The use of gadroons and the symmetry of their arrangement give the silverware in the collection its emblematic appearance.

Malmaison Exceptional Materials

  • Serving spoon Malmaison  Sterling silver

    Malmaison

    Sterling Silver Serving Spoon

    $980
    Available
  • Individual place settings (5 pieces) Malmaison  Sterling sil

    Malmaison

    5-Piece Flatware Set

    $1,750
    Available
  • 24 Piece Sterling Silver Flatware Set with Chest 24 Piece Sterling Silver Flatware Set with Chest

    Malmaison

    24 Piece Sterling Silver Flatware Set with Chest

    $8,550
    Available
  • Flatware set for 6 people (36 pieces) Malmaison  Sterling si

    Malmaison

    36-Piece Silver-Plated Flatware Set with Chest

    $12,210
    Available

THE ROYAL EAGLE

 

In the collection of table accessories, such as the champagne bucket, evocations of the eagle recall memories of Ancient Rome before becoming the imperial emblem. The eagle is also the symbol of the powerful Jupiter, often associated with power and military victories. This symbol, used on many pieces of the collection, gave birth to certain emblematic pieces such as the Malmaison saucer or the centrepiece, which are still among the most appreciated today.

 

200 years after Napoleon's death, the Malmaison style is still relevant, still refined, a combination of rigour and audacity, it crosses the ages and still gives the table as much allure, while sharing its imperial pleasures.

The Malmaison Collection by Elise @ThePineappleChef

Elise is a Paris-based food stylist, photographer and content creator. For Christofle, Elise crafted a lavish wedding table inspired by flower bouquets and traditionnal french pastries, featuring the exquisite Malmaison collection.

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SYMMETRICAL patterns

The EMPIRE style

Palmettes and royal EAGLES

The spectacular majesty of ANCIENT ROME

GEOMETRIC friezes

 


ASYMMETRICAL patterns

Louis XV style, ROCOCO

ACANTHUS leaves and SHELLS

The graceful luxuriance of ANCIENT GREECE

Rounded forms, in MOVEMENT

 

WHAT IS THE EMPIRE STYLE?

 

Period: from 1800 to 1820

Style: Majestic - spectacular - severe - rigorous - strongly Roman and Egyptian inspired.

Forms: Rigid - very symmetrical - with strict regularity.

Dominant ornaments : Water leaves - palmettes - Eagle - Sphinx - Ram - Swan necks.

Christofle models: Malmaison - Brienne (AM)