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Les Tables

French Antique Farmhouse Dining Tables or ” Les Tables “. The French provincial Farmhouse dining table, over the centuries, has progressed from being extremely basic to the more modern functional piece, we recognise today. Starting as a truly rustic French antique piece, being built for butchering and everyday usage, these antique tables were often referred […]

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English Country Timber Description and French Translation



ASH                       FRÊNE

A pale straight grained timber, prized for it’s elasticity. It has been used to make carriage wheels and is still used today to make Windsor chairs and Morgan car chassis.

BEECH          HÊTRE

A reasonably straight grained timber, with a dark fleck, usually lacking grain character. Used mainly for carcass […]

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Glossary of French Vintage Furniture Terms

Armoire: French wardrobe or cupboard, with 2 or more doors.

Banc: Bench.

Bonnetière: French cupboard or armoire with a single door.


Buffet:  French sideboard with 2 doors and sometimes drawers.

Buffet 2 corps: Similar to a buffet but with doors above.

Canape: French sofa normally part or fully upholstered.

Chaise: Chair

Chevet: Small side cupboard or bed side table.

Coffre: Coffer

Commode: A French […]

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