WE WELCOME YOU TO EXPLORE the many ways that French antiques have inspired and intrigued us. Like the famed French explorer Jacques Cartier who was sent by
King Francis I to the New World in search
of riches, we hope you will discover a treasure trove of extraordinary pieces and
a plethora of information in our delightful world of French antiques. We invite you to embark on a journey of enlightenment. Learn how the pieces you love – antiques, brocante finds and objets d'art – have the ability to transform your homes and lives.
How do the French celebrate Easter? Find out in FRENCH TRADITIONS and master the social customs and traditions of the French people with our unofficial primer. What makes a longcase clock tick? We show you in BLUEPRINT. You can also read about the intricate inner workings and history of these provincial clocks. We reinterpret beloved French whimsy in our new imprint called THREE FRENCH HOUNDS featuring original art. Is it a period piece or in the style of Louis XV? Follow our TIMELINE to learn the difference between the various periods and styles of fine French furniture. What 18th century gambling card game was so popular in France that a special table and lamp were created for play? Become familiar with the meaning of bouillotte and other common (and not so common) French antique terms with our A-Z GLOSSARY. Sneak a peek into Laurent's heart in LOLO LOVES as we showcase a few of his favorite things. Locate your favorite French antique's provenance with our MAP OF REGIONAL STYLES. If it has a double chapeau de gendarme cornice, it probably was handcrafted by skilled artisans in Rennes.
Whether you're a novice or an experienced collector with an expert’s eye for antiques,
it's our hope that you will gain knowledge and insight into French antiques and their