French Antiques

Posted By on November 2, 2010

If you like antiques then you will love French antiques. Often when someone thinks of antiques, they are thinking of those of the French variety. There is something so French about antiques. Maybe it’s the romance, or the emphasis on beauty combined with tradition, that makes collection French antiques one of the most fulfilling of hobbies.

Some of the most sought after of the French antiques are furniture pieces from the period of the great, flamboyant kings such as all the Louis kings. For instance, anyone who has spent any time at all searching for the perfect period chair knows that the Louis the XIV style is an elaborate construction of carved walnut with ‘les os de moutons’ (sheep bone)stretchers, and an arched back, with flowered, scrolled arms.

Other typical types of furniture of the Louis the XIV style would be six-arm chandelier which might be made of bronze, with many curves, tips and floral accompaniments. Mirrors can be elaborately decorative in gilt wood and original mercury glass. For collectors of antiques, French antiques are among the most thrilling.

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