|ARMOIRE: a wardrobe or cupboard, normally with two or|
more doors, with shelves or hooks. It was originally used for storing arms
pre 17th century.
|BONNETIÃˆRE: a narrow wardrobe or cupboard with a|
single door originally used for ladies bonnets.
|BUFFET: a sideboard, normally with two doors and|
often with a drawer or drawers above.
|BUFFET A DEUX CORPS: a two-tiered buffet with the top|
half shallower than the bottom. The top cabinet may have either wood or
sofa or settee.
|CHAISE: a chair.|
a bedside table or headboard.
|COFFRE: a coffer or wooden chest.|
|COMMODE: a chest of drawers|
|ENFILADE: A long buffet with three or four doors, an|
interior shelf and generally with drawers.
|FAUTEUIL: armchair or easy chair|
DEBOUT: “standing man”. A bonnetiere
generally for mens clothing and haberdashery with two doors separated by a
central drawer. A false drawer was said to have been originally
incorporated so a person – a man standing – could hide inside
|SETTEE: An upholstered seat with back and arm rests.|
|SIÃˆGE: a bench or seat.|
|TABLE AVEC 2, 3, or 4 |
TIROIRS. A side serving table similar to an English Dresser base.
|VAISSELIER: A dresser. Often a rack of open shelves|
with railings above a buffet base.
These are the usual woods used in French
Design style using deliberately worn and deteriorated items to
achieve an elegant overall effect. It is particularly popular in interior
design where furniture and furnishings are either chosen for their age and
signs of wear and tear or new items are distressed to look old.
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