Knowing Your French Vintage Furniture

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Knowing Your French Vintage Furniture

Category : French

The French have always been the go-to for any kind of aesthetic, from fashion to food. And the same also reflected in their furniture. Quite a few grand styles of furnishing have originated in France along with names that continue to be the stamp for good taste and class till date. The use of rich and premium materials, the refined taste and the elegance associated with French vintage furniture justify the premium prices at which they are sold at auctions.


Let us take a look at a few well-known vintage styles that have survived the 18th and 19th centuries:

  • Bombe Chest

This piece of furniture with curved and bulging sides with a slight swelling in the front is typical of the 18th century Rocco Revival styles.

  • Chaise Lounge

The French loved adding comfort to life. The Chaise Lounge is a perfect example, since it is a long chair with a high back and padded seats for the sitter to stretch out comfortably to rest.

  • Console Table

The console table became popular in France in the 17th century. It was a two-legged table attached to a wall with brackets.

  • Duchesse

This style of lounge chair had also originated in France in the 18th century. It was part of the Rococo Revival in the 1840s. This was characterized by round headrest and six to eight legs.

These styles of furniture continue to be sold at auctions today at premium prices and are modified as per the up gradation of taste and times.