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...2010 January 2010 December 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 Meta Entries RSS Comments RSS Archive for May, 2012 The beauty of French Provincial furniture May 31st, 2012......| posted by James Gillis A fantastic Louis XV French Provincial Table Every so often, a piece of furniture comes along that perfectly embodies both the form and function of the period in which it was made....... This magnificent French Provincial centre table captures the spirit of the Louis XV period and the craftsmanship of the Provincial style in a quintessentially French piece... Read More »

Glossary of Antiques Terms - Antiques Glossary ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

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.... French Provincial Furniture style created by craftsmen in the French provinces. Local woods were generally used for pieces that were practical for the home... Read More »

Glossary of Antiques Terms - Antiques Glossary ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

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.... pottery Generic term for all ceramic wares except for porcelain. Provincial Peasant-like and naive in style... Read More »

Glossary of Antiques Terms - Antiques Glossary ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

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.... Provincial in shape ornamentation and coloring. The better grades are usually known by the individual names of their markers... Read More »