Ever wonder whether it's a Rococo or Régence? Louis XV or Louis Philippe? A Bergère or Fauteuil? Each week, we will highlight a word, term, or phrase to help identify antique furniture, periods, and styles.
en·fi·lade [en-fuh-leyd -lahd]
noun [en-fuh-leyd -lahd]
1. Architecture. an interconnected group of rooms arranged usually in a row with each room opening into the next.
2. Military. gunfire directed from a flanking position along the length of an enemy battle line.
verb (used with object), en·fi·lad·ed, en·fi·lad·ing.
1. Military. to attack with an enfilade.
Origin: 1695–1705; < French, from enfiler to thread on a string, pierce from end to end, enfilade, from Old French, to thread, from en- 'in, on' + fil 'thread'.
When this self-described Francophile is not reading or writing about all things French, she's dreaming up charming new ways to showcase Lolo French Antiques et More or traveling to France with Lolo to buy delightful treasures for their store. Mimi, Lolo, and their new French Bulldog, Duke, live in Birmingham, AL.