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Know Your French Antique Furniture ~ Part 2

Antique French Provincial Library Vignette

The end of 17th century and throughout the 18th century was a dynamic period in design for antique French furniture. We are covering this period in our second part of this historic series. What started out as an extravagant Baroque style in Italy spread throughout the courts of Europe and is exemplified by the work of Bernini in Italy and by the palace of Versailles. This highly ornate Louis XIV style was followed by a still lavish Rococo period. Romantic and sensual Louis XV style was later abandoned and Classicism sprang forth. Following this general overview we will continue by examining each style in more detail, exploring its traits and historical significance.
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Antique of the Week ~ Desk or Bureau

Antique French Regence Partner's Desk

An antique desk, or as the French call it bureau plat, is a highly desirable antique, being relatively rare. In fact, I am often asked by our clients the reason for this scarcity.
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Antique of the Week ~ the King Size Bed

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The eloquent style of Louis XV is behind the elegance of this incredible French antique bed. Louis XV bedroom furniture style was born in an era of antiquity, when romance rained supreme and the courts of France were ruled by style maven Madame de Pompadour.
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