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French Louis-Philippe upright desk/secretary

These upright secretaries produced through the 18th to the 20th century very commonly found in houses. They were typically displaying beautiful mahogany or walnut crotch or flamed veneer patterns, while concealing lemon wood or rosewood or other precious wood on … Continue reading

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Stool painted in faux wood topped by a faux cushion

Stool painted in faux bois, ornate with a faux painted  cushion One of my clients had a black stool called in French an X shaped stool (by reason of its crossed legs)  bringing sturdiness and style to the piece. It … Continue reading

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Giving your dining room table a much-needed make over

There is nothing more rewarding than revamping a piece of furniture covered by a drab, outdated, and damaged painted décor, especially when you can already envision its new appearance. It is also pleasing to give a solid piece of furniture … Continue reading

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Vive les friezes!

A frieze is a linear repeated decorative pattern, with a geometrical or natural design.     Friezes serve several purposes in the decorative art: completing ornate rooms with sophisticated patterns, or bringing in a specific theme as a focus point to … Continue reading

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Murals in the City

Many large murals adorn the French urban streetscapes.  Some serve a sole decorative purpose: to transform unsightly blank walls or hide temporary renovation work.  Others are political or whimsical.  However, when it comes to the beautification of the city, the … Continue reading

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