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French Antique Furniture: Past and Present of the Bourbon Years

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Say what you will about their supposed snobbery — the one thing for which we can’t fault the French is their style. From fashion to furniture, the Franco-cultural-consciousness has long valued the potency of pomp and the power of performative esthetics. And thanks to the nation’s centuries-long commitment to visual magnificence, these days, French antique furniture ranks among the most celebrated — especially pieces dating back to the Bourbon years.

The History Of French Antique Chandeliers

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Today, many collectors avidly seek beautiful antique chandeliers. One subcategory of these items, French antique chandeliers, sometimes command lucrative prices at auctions. While rare, these items still possess the power to transform rooms with their beauty.

About Chandeliers

Over the course of time, artists have developed many different types of light fixtures. During the centuries before the invention of the electric bulb, most civilizations relied upon fire as a light source at night. People in some parts of Europe came to depend upon candles to supply illumination after dusk. Although many households eventually embraced oil burning lamps, candles made from wicks enclosed within beeswax or animal fat also served as a popular way to supply light in residential interiors after sundown.

The History, Types and Caring of French Antique Mirrors

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Mirrors have been around for thousands of years and were often made of polished metal or stone. It wasn’t until the 15th century that craftsmen started to make them out of reflective glass. This glass was only made in Venice, and not only this, the glaziers could not divulge how they made it under penalty of death. However, people in other countries found out some of the Venetian glazier’s secrets, and Louis XIV was able to set up a glassworks in Tourlaville. Since then, French mirrors have been some of the most ornate and beautiful in the world. The following are some French style mirrors, how to care for them and how to use them:

Decorating Your Home with Antique Wall Sconces

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Wall sconces, sources of light attached to walls, have probably been used by humans for thousands of years if they include torches placed in iron rings on a castle wall. The more decorative type of wall sconce that used candles appeared in the 17th century and was followed by sconces that used oil, then gaslight, then electric light.

How to Decorate your Home Office with French Antiques

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Your home office may be an important room in your house, where you handle your day’s work and make major life decisions.

This means that it should be attractive enough and contain some basic visual designs that can improve your mood and keep you motivated.

Antique Wall Sconces Decorating Ideas in the 21st Century

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Decorating trends in 2018 lean toward items that have a bit more character and pedigree than neutral color schemes, uninspiring stone or concrete slabs for countertops and sharp angles.

The History of Baccarat Crystal

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Baccarat crystal is known for manufacturing some of the finest crystal items in the world. Baccarat crystal products are hugely popular. The crystal glassware, antique chandeliers as well as antique lighting are highly valued for their detail, clarity as well as beauty. The crystal paperweights they create are also famous worldwide. Baccarat crystal is often referred to as the king of crystal. Others call it crystal made for kings.

How To Decorate Your Home With Antiques

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Antiques can be both attractive and intimidating. You love the timeless, classic feel of a well-made antique piece of furniture, but you also want to avoid the overly-layered, fill-up-every-space effect of too many busy patterns.

We can help you with some tips on how to decorate your home with antique furniture.

​How to Select the Perfect Chandelier for Your Home

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Part of completing your home décor is adding the perfect light fixtures to the mix to create ambient lighting that complements your home and style. Chandeliers are a great way to get decorative lighting that matches your décor and brightens your room overall.

However, when it comes to choosing the right lighting, even if you are shopping for an European antique chandelier, there are several tips you can follow to get the best option for your home.

In this article, we will look at a few tips to help you pick the best chandelier for your home without causing too much stress.

Your Guide To Buying Antique Furniture

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Have you admired antique furniture from afar before, but maybe you’re too intimidated to make a purchase or even look more seriously? Well, here is a quick guide to get you started on your journey.

Generally speaking, for a piece of furniture to be considered an antique, it must be at least one hundred years old. Vintage usually refers to pieces that are at least twenty years old.

Antique furniture is usually a good investment with most pieces appreciating in value over time. But, like most investment pieces, the collectible furniture market fluctuates based on taste and consumer demand.