Pictures from Le Meuble - Page 2

These pictures are taken from Alfred de Champeaux's Le Meuble published in Paris by Quantin in 1885.  The original French captions can be seen on the full size images, the comments on this page are mine.  Dating is from the original and should be taken with a grain of salt.

These images are in the Public Domain in the United States of America, the European Union, and any other jurisdiction that adheres to the "Author's life + 70 years" rule of copyright.  The status of these images in other countries is undetermined.

Each image is a link to a full size version of the same picture.  Full size versions range from 40kb to 80kb in size.

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15th century chair 121 15th Century French two-seat chair.
16th cenury chest 127 Early 16th Century paneled chest front showing the arms of France.
16th century chest front 129 Another early 16th Century paneled chest front showing the arms of France.
16th cenury panel 135 16th Century interior woodwork.  Note the combination of Gothic tracery and the Renaissance floral decoration on the panels.
16th cenury dressoir 137 Early 16th Century dressoir in carved oak.
16th century chest 143 The front panel of a 16th Century Breton chest showing a less sophisticated version of Renaissance decoration. 
joiner's shop 149 A reproduction of Bourdichon's L'etat du Travail from his "Four Estates of Society" painted 1505-1510.  This is a good representation of an early 16th Century joiner's shop.  There are a few errors in the reproduction.  For example, the curly thingy on the table in the foreground is supposed to be a smooth plane.
16th century chest 151 An early 16th Century French chest showing the persistence of the Gothic style.
15th century dressoir 153 Late 15th Century dressoir with a heavy use of heraldic motifs in the decoration.
16th century armoire 163 An ugly armoire from the second half of the 16th Century.
16th century armoire 181 A somewhat less overblown armoire from the 16th Century.
16th century dressoir 197 A late 16th Century dressoir from Burgundy.  This is the least obnoxious example I could find.

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