French Country

The term “French Country” covers a variety of similar styles that evolved in the gently rolling hills and valleys of rural France. Sometimes confused with “French Provincial”, French Country is - read more

Louis XVI

Following the death of Louis XV in 1774, the crown passed to his grandson, Louis XVI who’s reign would represent the final chapter of French Monarchy. The visual and decorative - read more

The Bombé Chest

The Bombé chest, sometimes incorrectly called a Bombay chest due to their similar pronunciation, is a design that originated during the French Regency period following the death of King Louis - read more

Antique Card Tables

In the modern era, the term “card table” is likely to conjure up an image of a large, flat piece of plastic standing on four lengths of steel-tubing, but this - read more

Chinoiserie Style

Chinoiserie, a French term that roughly means “Chinese-esque”, was a unique decorative art style that first rose to prominence in 18th century France. Thanks to increasing trade and interaction with - read more

Louis XV Style

The Louis XV style, also known as Louis Quinze, arose as part of the larger Rococo movement. The latter was a decorative style that emerged as a reaction to the - read more

The Seigneurial Chair

While the chair’s origins can be traced back to the earliest antiquity, it did not become common for regular use until quite recently. The earliest chairs were associated almost exclusively - read more