Monday, March 24, 2008

VITRINES :::

A showcase, or vitrine, is a glassed-in cabinet or case for displaying delicate or valuable articles such as objects d'art or merchandise in a shop, museum, or house.

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VITRINE [ 1 ]



Antique vitrins golden panited hand made 2 darwers inside

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VITRINE [ 2 ]



Extraordinary French Antique Henri II Walnut Library Bookcase

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VITRINE [ 3 ]



A handsome 19th Century French Louis XVI st. mahogany three
door cabinet/vitrine. The cabinet raised by topie, tapered legs with
ormolu sabots, has two narrow side doors with original chicken wire,
while the central larger door has fitted glass all above moulded
panels, decorated by ormolu rosettes. At the top are richly chased
ormolu mounts with all original gilt all below a moulded crown.



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VITRINE [ 4 ]



Hand carved walnut Louis XV style vitrine c. 1920. Antique glass in
central door, adjustable shelves, and original iron hardware.

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VITRINE [ 5 ]



Pair of Antique Louis XVI Style Painted Vitrines

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VITRINE [ 6 ]



German Vitrine circa 1880s

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VITRINE [ 7 ]



French Masterfully Carved Renaissance style Walnut Cabinet Signed Bellanger, Paris


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VITRINE [ 8 ]



French Provincial Louis XVI Walnut Bookcase


Sunday, March 16, 2008

Welcome to Antique French Furniture Gallery. The Internet gallery of fine art and quality antiques. We feature an extensive online catalog of merchandise that is easy to browse and fun to use. We sincerely hope you enjoy your visit.. The Internet gallery of fine art and quality antiques. We feature an extensive online catalog of merchandise that is easy to browse and fun to use. We sincerely hope you enjoy your visit.

Antique Boxes :::

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Teak Antique Box with Carving

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Box [ 2 ]





Thursday, March 13, 2008

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Bedroom [ 1 ]



This superb, rich set consists of complete Panel bed, 2 Night Stands and Dresser with Mirror.
Features select hardwood and natural veneers in Oak or Ash finish.
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Bedroom [ 2 ]



Aged Oak Finish Grandpas Cabin' Collection by Liberty Furniture Consists of a Sleigh Bed, Nightstand, Dresser and Mirror.
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Bedroom [ 3 ]


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This elegant and luxurious bedroom set offers a poster bed with a canopy, an oversized nightstand, 9-drawer dresser, and a landscape mirror that come in Siena Brown color finish.
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Bedroom [ 5 ]



This super, rich set consists of complete Panel bed, Night Stand and Dresser with Mirror.
Features select hardwood and natural veneers in Lilly finish.

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Bedroom [ 6 ]



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This set consists of dresser, mirror, complete bed and a night stand. Features dark cherry finish.

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A sophisticated collection made out of select hardwoods
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The seven drawer dresser supplies generous storage space. Sizeable headboard allows space for decorative pillow. Decorative motifs adorn Athena's headboards. The wider design on the spread headboard brings the nightstand in for a cohesive appearance. Oversized nightstand offers ample space for storing bedside items.

Japanese culture has always been a source of great curiosity and awe due to the serenity it evokes as a result of its simplicity and minimalism. Due to the stressfulness at the office, more and more homeowners have chosen to emulate the tranquility of Japanese bedroom design. Being in a Japanese inspired bedroom provides quietude and calmness, away from the bustle of the modern world.




In designing a Japanese-themed bedroom, one has to consider the salient aspects vital in Japanese design. Japanese bedrooms are marked by simplicity and minimalism for a pared-down look. Careful thought is put into Japanese bedroom designs. Each piece is carefully considered, not only for aestheticism, but, more importantly, for function. Moreover, furniture placing and type symbolize the Zen philosophy that the Japanese believe in.




Use of natural materials and natural light also defines Japanese style. Natural materials such as stones and wood are used for a low-key look that is equally appealing to the senses. Since natural light would be the main source of illumination, lighting fixtures are either concealed or recessed or are altogether minimized. The use of muted colors, such as greens and grays, are also helpful in minimizing visual "noise" and business, a vital aspect of achieving serenity and tranquility.





Furniture is also low and near the ground, not only to create the illusion of a bigger space but also to signify stability and comfort. Much emphasis is given to horizontal, rather than vertical, lines. This reminds us of our relation to the earth. Lack of ornamentation in wooden furniture is also a factor that sets Japanese bedroom design apart from all the rest. Japanese wood artisans rely on clean and simple lines to highlight their masterpieces. The same would hold true in the minimal use of accessories and décor in Japanese bedrooms in order to veer away from clutter and to focus on the inner self.














Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Paravans :::


Paravans in furniture, a folding screen is a piece of furniture which consists of at least two frames connected by hinges. These frames are covered with paper, cloth, wood or other materials. Screens are used to provide shelter, partition off a space, and as decoration.

The earliest folding screens originated in China as early as the fourth century BC.





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Paravan [1 ]


A Louis XVI style four fold late 18th century, Aubusson tapestry panels decorated with trailing floral and foliate decoration within a 19th century foliate decorated frame.

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Paravan [2 ]


A French Napoleon III, three panel carved & giltwood framed marquetry screen in rosewood,
walnut & kingwood veneer with floral vase motifs, Paris circa 1860.



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Paravan [3 ]





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Paravan [4 ]



Paravan For Children room corner
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Paravan [5 ]



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Paravan [6 ]



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Paravan [7 ]



Japanese Paravan
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Paravan [8]



Japanese Paravan

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Paravan [9]



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Paravan [10 ]



Arabesque Paravan

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Saturday, March 8, 2008

Consoles :::

Console [ 1 ]



This elegant and tastefull set contains a mirror as well as a wall console. Both peices are inscribed with decorative scrollwork and feature durable construction combined with a traditional, minimalistic design.

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Console [ 2 ]




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Console [ 3 ]




Extraordinary Roman Rococo Sculpted Giltwood Console with Carrara Marbletop

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Console [ 4 ]



Antique Gold Finish Black and Gold Vein Top Table Shaped Top Mirror Console Set


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Console [ 5 ]



An elaborate and elegant mid 19th century French Louis XV st. giltwood console. The console is raised by 'S' scrolled legs joined by a richly and heavily carved stretcher with a central pierced reserve amidst floral garlands. The apron has rich scrolled acanthus leaves and shells with another central reserve. The top of the legs are decorated by a crest above flowers. The top has a Rouge Royale marble top.
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Console [ 6 ]



BELLA Wrought Iron Console Table in Antique Gold Finish with Matching Mirror



Thursday, March 6, 2008

Commodes :::

Regular and heavy duty bedside commodes, raised toilet seats, and toilet safety frames for hygiene and bathroom safety.
Commode’ is a French word meaning ‘easy’ or ‘convenient’, which perhaps explains why the generally accepted modern sense of the word is that of a discreet piece of furniture to be found in a sick room concealing a chamber pot. Commode is also French for chest-of-drawers. Highly decorative, and more to be appreciated for its aesthetic qualities than for its utility, this article of furniture became extremely fashionable in England during the latter half of the eighteenth century. It retained its French name in order to set it apart from the mundane native chest of drawers familiar here since the seventeenth century.


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One of a pair of superb Italian neoclassical commodes made in Milan by Giuseppe Maggiolini, the greatest Italian cabinetmaker and marqueteur of the period. They were made as coronation gifts from the Italian people to Napoleon in 1804.They are illustrated in several books on Italian furniture.

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Commode [ 2 ]



Louis XVI demi-lune mahogany commode by STOCKEL with lateral cupboards and fine ormolu mounts. The compartments in the frieze above the cupboards are spring loaded and hinged. White marble top.

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Commode [ 3 ]



Fine Louis XV commode veneered with kingwood bois de bout marquetry on a tulipwood ground by Jacques Dautriche. Typical for this ébéniste the ormolu bronzes and borders are framed in amaranth

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Commode [ 4 ]



Unusual transitional "D"-shaped commode attributed to Charles Topino. The three drawer commode has two flanking side cabinets. Replaced breche d'Alep marble top.

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Commode [5 ]



English squared commode .

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Commode [6 ]



An outstanding pair of mid 18th century Venetian serpentine two
drawer painted commodes.

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Commode [7 ]



Exceptional Pair ;Venetian Marble Vaneered
Bombe Commodes

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Unusually large three-drawer commode from Lyon, France. Double-arbalete curvature to the front and paneled sides. Beautifully carved apron on front and sides. The walnut is of the best quality with very fine texture and lovely color.


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French Bombe chest with serpentine marble top and front rosewood with Kingwood panels of marquetry and gilt bronze ormolu.