Posts tagged “France”

APR
07
2015

Antique or Modern?

By mwilcox

Marquetrytable

Inlaid decoration like this that uses different colored veneers to produce a design is called Marquetry. Without a physical examination, pieces like this are difficult to date, as pieces like this are still in production in Italy, with many of...

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MAR
16
2015

Empire Pier Table

By mwilcox

EmpirepierBased on the image this is an Empire style "Pier Table" of a type popular circa 1825. Most like this are simplified versions made by Cabinet makers in smaller cities, based on more elaborate examples made in the larger urban setting like Boston or...

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JAN
19
2015

Haviland Dinner Service

By mwilcox

Havecheap

This Porcelain dinner service for 12 is by Theodore Haviland. Haviland is best known for its French porcelain, but few are aware they also began production of porcelain in North America in 1936. Up until this point in time the majority of...

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AUG
26
2014

Antique Gothic Revival Cabinet

By mwilcox

Belgiangothic

This is a late 19th century Continental Gothic style piece, based on original cupboards made during the 1500s. Most like this example were produced in Belgium and France before World War I, primarily in walnut or oak. The Gothic style has gone...

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