Simon Mansion distinguished himself in the luxury woodworking, running the Empire style furnishings. His work is characterized by a simple and careful construction in the smallest details. He executed a piece of furniture he wanted to show Napoleon Bonaparte, then First Consul, decorated with Gothic attributes, lyres, spears and copper bay leaves inlaid in wood. After 1809 Mansion devoted himself exclusively to sculpture. He was responsible for several reliefs that decorate the oeils bull's Louvre , particularly in the clock of the Cour Carree a sculpture titled Lyric Poetry and Music ( 1824) . He also wrote busts and statues on behalf of the state. According to his daughter, he lost his sight in 1824 by running the reliefs of the Louvre and died " poor victim of his devotion to the Empire, for refusing to make the statue of General Moreau asked that the government of the Restoration ".
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