...Boulton & Watt was a manufacturer of steam engines, founded in 1775 by engineers Matthew Boulton (1728–1809) and James Watt (1736–1819). The partnership combined the existing manufacturing capability of Boulton’s Soho Foundry, Smethwick...
...Empire is the French style associated with the reign of Emperor Napoleon I (1804–15). Napoleon had already employed the leading French designers and craftsmen since his appointment as Consul beginning in 1799. That same year...
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