French Architecture

Written by lantiques.

Balance and symmetry are the ruling characteristics of this formal style. Homes are often brick with detailing in copper or slate. Windows and chimneys are symmetrical and perfectly balanced, at least in original versions of the style.

Defining features include a steep, high, hip roof; balcony and porch balustrades; rectangle doors set in arched openings; and double French windows with shutters. Second-story windows usually have a curved head that breaks through the cornice. The design had its origins in the style of rural manor homes, or chateaus, built by the French nobles during the reign of Louis XIV in the mid-1600s. The French Provincial design was a popular Revival style in the 1920s and again in the 1960s.

tm_prod115 19c French farmhouse table in elm  seats 8 - lantiques

A superb early 19c French farmhouse table in elm to seat 8. This French table is in excellent original condition with a rich conker colour and patina. A classic antique French table for every day living. These tables are also very popular as French extending tables or double extending table.

farmhouse table - lantiques

A good farmhouse table in natural scrubbed finish. A simple design lending itself to period and contemporary settings.The table will comfortably seat ten. Use contemporary or period chairs to achieve an informal ensemble.

early 19c French extending table - lantiques

Fabulous early 19c French extending table in fruitwood. A Classic double drawer leaf antique table sometimes refered to as French double extending table. Versatile French extending tables create three table sizes in one table. These tables were used traditionally in a French farmhouse situation. Larger versions can be found serving as a chateau table or kitchen table for household staff. Antique tables of this type can be found in oak, elm, ash, beech pine, chestnut and other noble woods. An antique table is ideally cared for using a natural antique bees wax.