French Country Counter Stools

French Country Counter Stool

We sold a customer a set of French Country counter stools and this is the result! Lisa from Sarasota, FL put them to good use. We love what she did with her kitchen area. Notice how well these counter stools match with her kitchen island countertop! The styling of these wooden bar stools blends well with her existing setup. Lisa, we are impressed by your home decor chops! Thanks for sharing. 

We always love to see the designs our customers make with our furniture. Especially when it’s a design with one of our favorite styles, French Country!

The French Counter Stools

Quality French Style Furniture

These handcrafted counter or bar stools are truly a sight to behold. From wood frame to backrest, it’s hard to imagine a kitchen, bistro, or dining space where they wouldn’t look spectacular. Notice the luxurious carving in the wood bar stool’s wooden seat. These bar chairs are among some of our most popular pieces because of how they allow you to connect with friends! Not only is their construction beautiful, but these stools are built to last. The solid wood frame has stood the test of time, ensuring durability and class. 

One thing we look for in fine furniture is versatility. The more purposes a piece of home decor serves, the better! These French Country bar stools meet that standard. They could bring a new vibe to your home bar, adding elegance as you share drinks with close ones.

Whether you’re looking to decorate a Rustic dining area or a Farmhouse style breakfast bar, you won’t be disappointed by these stools. 

More French Country Furniture

French Country Writing Desk

If these pieces of furniture have piqued your interest, you might be interested in other French Country decor! Simply put, the French Country style is a joining of worlds. From one end, we can see Rustic influences in the designs: carved wood legs, old-fashioned wood finishes, etc. The other side of this style is its European influence, with clean lines and gentle hues that are easy on the eye. Rattan and beige, ladderback and rush seats: this is a style with many options. 

You can always expect quality materials to be used with French Country products. Whether it’s walnut, oak, mahogany making up the frame, it will be durable. And whether it’s a wood seat or faux leather seat, it will be comfortable! 

If you can imagine it, it exists in the French Country style. From dining chairs with elegant linen upholstery, to pub tables with a lovely oak finish, this style can impress anyone. From your dining room to your kitchen counter, you’ll see why this style is one of our best sellers.

There are always more options!

If you like these stools, we have some other recommendations! Perhaps a swivel or backless piece could provide a more casual accessibility to your space. A counter height stool, or something with an adjustable height, might be more suited to your needs if you’re pursuing a Mid-Century Modern space. The options are limitless.

Aimee owns  with her husband and best friend, Greg. Aimee sources amazing antique  furniture, vintage lighting, & high-quality reproduction furniture  to help her customers decorate their homes in a unique way. She loves  her 9 (you read that right) fuzzy children and is renovating a 1920s bungalow in South Carolina. Find us on Facebook or you can sign up here to receive this blog in your inbox.

Florida Road Trip 3: Antique Henry II Dining Chairs

antique French Henry II dining chairs

After Greg and I decided to take a road trip to Florida to make a delivery to the Orlando area, Katrina in Alva, FL, purchased this handsome set of six antique Henry II dining chairs in our Etsy store. We were delighted that we could include this delivery to the Ft. Myers area on the way to visit my home town of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

This style is one of our absolute favorites. From 19th century accent chairs to circa 20th century Louis XV and Louis XVI seating options, this style is great. Whether you’re in the market for Italian, Regency, or French Dining Chairs, the solid oak or teak construction is sure to impress.

antique French Henry II dining chairs

We love this style of antique Renaissance Henry II dining chairs and buy as many sets as we can find during our antiques buying trips to France. We recently sold a similar set to the television show, Ozark. You can read about that delivery trip here.

This particular set of antique Henry II dining chairs is especially nice. The scale is a bit larger than most. These antique chairs are carved in walnut and they show the patina of age on the wood frames. This is the kind of finish that you cannot buy in new furniture. The dining chairs date to around 1890 so they have certainly earned their patina!

embossed leather on antique Henry II dining chairs

The original embossed leather featured was especially detailed. There are scrolls, floral elements, roaring lion faces and even dragonflies!

A Lovely Estate

When we pulled up to this amazing estate right on the river, we were stunned by the absolutely beautiful location! Katrina explained she is the caretaker of her brother’s estate. The whole family lives on the compound – her children were out mowing the grass when we pulled up. There is a huge pool with a water slide and waterfall on the side of this palatial home that faces the river.

And what a stunning view indeed! It seemed like paradise to us. Katrina explained that her brother had won the lottery after much hardship in his life and he has given her free reign to decorate the estate. Luckily for us, Katrina loves heavily-carved antique furniture – our specialty.

embossed leather on antique Henry II dining chairs

We ooohed and ahhhed over several pieces in her home on the way to place these regal chairs. We put them at a wrought iron table in the middle of the great room, right off of the kitchen. They fit right in with her Renaissance style decor!

antique Henry II dining chairs in dining room

She had recently painted the wall black and it really does create quite a dramatic effect with the marble floors and ornate, hand-carved built-in bookcases and mantel. The dark leather on the antique dining chairs blends in nicely with the black leather upholstery on the sofas in the great room.

Greg and I reminded ourselves to stop and buy a lottery ticket as we drove out of the compound gates! Next stop was my hometown of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida!

As we drove away from the family living in their beautiful estate, we were delighted to know that the set of French antique Henry II dining chairs had found such a happy home.

Quality Dining Chairs at

Whether you’re looking for upholstered, faux leather seating to surround your dining table, or some comfortable rattan pieces, has you covered. Our selection of wood dining chairs is immense. These solid wood pieces demonstrate excellent craftsmanship. Styles including Windsor, Bistro, Art Deco, Arts & Crafts, Victorian, Chippendale, Mid-Century Modern and more. We also offer armless and dining armchairs. Other seating options include bar stools, side chairs, dining benches, leather dining chairs, wingback and upholstered chairs and many more dining room chairs. These pieces are so lovely you’ll even want to put them in your living room, entryway or home office! From high back modern dining chairs to antique ladder back seating, our new arrivals are sure to impress. Add some extra glam to your extra seating, and enhance your home decor today.


Aimee owns with her husband and best friend, Greg. Aimee sources amazing antique furniture, vintage lighting, & high-quality reproduction furniture to help her customers decorate their homes in a unique way. She loves her 9 (you read that right) fuzzy children and is renovating a 1920s bungalow in South Carolina. Find us on Facebook or you can sign up here to receive this blog in your inbox.

Florida Road Trip 2: Antique Louis XVI Dining Chairs

antique French Louis XVI dining chairs from

I hope you enjoy the next step in our Florida road trip… to deliver a set of Louis XVI antique dining chairs. In my last blog post I wrote about our trip to South Florida — where I grew up — to deliver a vintage Renaissance cabinet. Greg and I often joke that once we decide to take a road trip, it we always end up selling other pieces along the route. In this case, we were already heading to Lakeland, Florida. Twila, an interior designer, reached out to us about a gorgeous set of twelve antique Louis XVI dining chairs she was interested in buying for her client Margaret in Jacksonville.

antique French Louis XVI dining chairs from

Margaret immigrated to the United States from Poland, and grew up in a home filled with beautiful European antiques as a child. It has been her dream to have her own French Chateau-inspired home. These French dining chairs made that dream a reality, with an antique luxury not seen in most modern dining chairs! One thing is sure- this dining chairs set is a sight to behold.

Chateau style home in Florida

As we drove up to the circular cobblestone driveway to Margaret’s house, we certainly were impressed. The classic French architectural styling of the home was impressive. The place was complete with wrought iron railings and a romantic balcony! The formal landscaping just adds to the je ne sais quoi!

Quality Antique Dining Chairs

Dining Room with Antique French Louis

The set of twelve antique Louis XVI dining room chairs that Margaret and Twila selected are hand-carved in walnut. These pieces are crafted with a rich butterscotch leather upholstery, and date to around the late 19th century. These wood dining chairs demonstrate excellent craftsmanship, and could be perfect in your bistro or as kitchen chairs. These leather dining chairs look amazing with the large circular antique dining table in the dining room, which appears to be made from a quality wood such as antique mahogany or carved walnut. The butterscotch leather looks very pretty with the soft golden yellow walls and draperies. We could even see customers using this antique style dining chairs as a set of side chairs for the living room. 

Antique French Louis XVI dining chairs

The formal dining room also features a gorgeous Louis XV French Country Sideboard and a large, hand-carved Louis XV French Country mirror that pair perfectly with the antique table and antique chairs. The pretty herringbone parquet flooring and the romantic candelabra sconces and large crystal chandelier add more formal elegance. But the view of the formal garden through the series of large French doors steals the show! 

French Dining Done Right

We hope that Margaret enjoys the antique Louis XVI dining chairs in her beautiful home. We think they conjure up the old European mood that she enjoys!  Antique furniture like this is a sight to behold, and doesn’t have to be used only in antique dining rooms. We’ve seen quality antique seating used in customers’ 20th century and mid century modern inspired setups.


Aimee owns with her husband and best friend, Greg. Aimee sources amazing antique furniture, vintage lighting, & high-quality reproduction furniture to help her customers decorate their homes in a unique way. She loves her 9 (you read that right) fuzzy children and is renovating a 1920s bungalow in South Carolina. Find us on Facebook or you can sign up here to receive this blog in your inbox.

Florida Road Trip: Vintage Renaissance Cabinet

Vintage Renaissance sideboard 1930

There is always an order that starts a road trip and in this case it was a vintage Renaissance cabinet!  Linwood in Lakeland,  FL, purchased a massive vintage Renaissance cabinet in our Ebay store, but one important detail was that the furniture needed delivery on a Thursday, Saturday or Sunday. Our delivery company couldn’t guarantee a specific day of the week for delivery, as it just depends on the other orders in the area as to when deliveries are routed. Notice the lovely cabinet doors on this kitchen cabinet. The Renaissance style is enticing, inspired by the Italian Renaissance of the 16th century. Many antique cabinets from this style feature quality inlaid decor and marquetry. With quality materials such as Renaissance walnut, marble tops and more, this antique furniture is quality. Whether it’s the inlay, the baroque style, or the simple elegance of this piece of furniture, we can tell that its creator was a master cabinet-maker.

Vintage Renaissance sideboard 1930

I was born in South Florida, and since Lakeland isn’t too far from Jupiter, FL, where both my dad and my best friend, Cheryl, live, we decided a road trip to Florida was in order. Greg and I like to get out of the office, meet our customers, and see where “our” pieces will find their forever homes. So we hopped into the truck to deliver this amazingly handsome and heavily-carved cabinet on one of the days that our customer needed it to arrive!

Vintage Renaissance sideboard 1

Linwood said he chose the cabinet because he wanted a massive, heavily-carved piece to fill up that big wall in his living room. We agree the vintage Renaissance buffet, carved in oak and dating to the 1930s, looks terrific with the traditional brown leather sofa with nailhead trim. Linwood and his charming wife, Amy, had the Oriental style carpet rolled up to make it easier to bring in the vintage Renaissance buffet, but we can image how opulent the room will look when they roll out the red carpet!

1930 Vintage Renaissance Sideboard server

Thanks for your purchase, Linwood and Amy, and for giving us such a great excuse to take a road trip back home to South Florida! And as it always happens, once we decide to take a road trip to deliver a piece, then it seems we always sell a few other pieces along the route. In this case, the delivery to Lakeland, FL, ended up with stops in Jacksonville, the Ft. Myers area, and St. Simons Island, GA – I’ll share those stories in other blogs!

Meanwhile, I’m very happy knowing where the vintage Renaissance cabinet has found its new home! We have all sorts of quality cabinets for your entryway, living room, and dining room. From Victorian and Art Deco vintage cabinets, to 19th century file cabinets, display cabinets and more, we’ve got you covered. If storage cabinets aren’t your thing, we can also offer side tables, armoires, a Mid-Century Modern credenza, bookcases, sideboards and more! From glass doors to china cabinets and much much more, we’ve got the pieces to enhance your home-decor.


Aimee owns with her husband and best friend, Greg. Aimee sources amazing antique furniture, vintage lighting, & high-quality reproduction furniture to help her customers decorate their homes in a unique way. She loves her 9 (you read that right) fuzzy children and is renovating a 1920s bungalow in South Carolina. Find us on Facebook or you can sign up here to receive this blog in your inbox.

Reclaimed Wood Sideboard, Dovetail Furniture

Dovetail Furniture Reclaimed Wood Sideboard

Mary G. found this colorful dovetail furniture sideboard made from reclaimed wood in our Houzz store. As soon as she purchased it, she let me know the owners of her high-rise apartment in Boston were very particular regarding the deliveries. It did, in fact, turn out to be quite the saga! hung in there, making sure this charming sideboard was safely delivered, despite the building’s highly unusual red tape, and the fact that it was finally delivered on a Friday the 13th with a full moon to boot! This particular piece features the quality design that comes with well crafted sideboards, with the additional storage space that makes it practical as well as pretty.

Dovetail Furniture Reclaimed Wood Sideboard

Mary was so pleased that she immediately wrote, “The sideboard was finally delivered today at noon.  It was worth waiting for!  Thank you for all your help in making my purchase happen, despite difficult circumstances.” She also included two photos of the piece in her home and I agree, it looks phenomenal!

Dovetail Furniture reclaimed wood sideboard

Dovetail Furniture is awesome.

At, we’re big fans of Dovetail Furniture. In all of our retail experience, they’re one of our favorites. We’ve been carrying this brand on our site for a while now, and each product is created with great care, bringing showroom quality to your dining room or living room. The product design is sturdy and beautiful, 2 things that furniture retailers like us always look for in a piece. The woodworking is always stellar,and the pricing is reasonable, be it a chair, drawer, or joinery- they give the antique craftsmen from centuries ago a run for their money. If you’re wondering which brand to go to for handmade furniture, look no further than Dovetail. For more on Dovetail’s body of work, check out our post here!

Dovetail sideboard reclaimed wood

Not only does Dovetail boast some of the best woodworking out there, they also are able to bring in unique materials such as textiles to give every piece a unique style. To browse more items, such as sofas, a table, and more, check out our online furniture gallery on our website here.

Excellent Reclaimed Wood Sideboards and more!

Because of the reclaimed wood and craftsmanship, each piece will vary from the next so that each one is a work of art. However, it seems Mary received the perfect wood sideboard to match her adorable oil painting of an elderly man and woman looking very comfortable in their home, looking out of the upper floor windows over what looks like an old American town or charming European city. I especially love noticing that the color orange of the gentleman’s sweater in the painting can be found on the sideboard – along with blues, greens, and whites to tie it all together. The hand-crafted Mexican figure holding flags from Mexico and California add a further whimsical, rustic touch – and more pops of color!

Dovetail Furniture Does it All

From dining tables to coffee tables, bookcases, dining chairs, chandeliers, counter stools and more, this brand has quality furniture for every taste. Their dressers are carved beautifully, with high-quality decorations that are sure to enhance your other home furnishings. Whether you’re looking for living room, dining room, or home office home decor, this is a great route to go. They even have decor for your kitchen islands. 

Modern Sideboards from Dovetail Furniture

Whether you’re in the market for a Mid-Century Modern style sideboard, a new credenza, or even a solid wood sideboard to store your linens, you can’t go wrong with Dovetail. From cabinet doors to carved and adjustable shelves, these pieces are as good as modern craftsmanship can get. Maybe a sideboard buffet with glass doors would be a great way to display your collectibles in your entryway, making a wonderful style statement. Dovetail uses techniques such as lacquers and creative wood grains to create the perfect piece. Many of these furniture fixtures in the modern design feature a sliding door for added accessibility to your goods! Their versatility is what makes them one of our favorites. Minimalist retro and modern buffets can provide a sleek mood to your space, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t antique style options as well! With their buffet tables being crafted from solid woods such as acacia wood and oak, you know you’ll be getting something built to last. From bar cabinets to buffet cabinets, clean lines to striking curves, Dovetail Furniture produces some of the highest quality goods on the market.

If you’re interested in making a piece of Dovetail Furniture your own, we’d be happy to be of service. We’ve got a great selection of their products on our website, with recent additions every day. We select every item specifically for their elite design. Your home deserves quality woodworking. Let us set you up.


Aimee owns with her husband and best friend, Greg. Aimee sources amazing antique furniture, vintage lighting, & high-quality reproduction furniture to help her customers decorate their homes in a unique way. She loves her 9 (you read that right) fuzzy children and is renovating a 1920s bungalow in South Carolina. Find us on Facebook or you can sign up here to receive this blog in your inbox.

Our Antique French Chairs on Ozark TV Show

antique French Henry II dining chairs

We recently had the pleasure of selling a set of antique French chairs to the production set of the Ozark TV show, meaning that our antique chairs will be seen on screen!

The chairs are being used in the third season of the Netflix series, and we have been told that the stars of the show, Laura Linney and Jason Bateman, will sit in them. We were pretty excited to hear this because Greg and I just love Ozark.

So, here’s how it happened. We’ve been getting quite a few calls from T.V. and movie production people needing antique furniture for their film sets. The Ozark set designer found us online and called up, asking if we ever rented antiques for filming purposes. We said we were open to it, and then she told me the name of the show. Wow! 

antique French Henry II dining chairs

Antique French Luxury

These are the chairs they wanted, a set of twelve antique French Renaissance Henry II dining chairs. They were made in France around the year 1900, and the chairs are crafted in walnut wood and embossed leather in the elegant Renaissance Henry II style.

The embossed leather was just beautiful, adding both visual and textural interest to these handsome dining chairs.

embossed leather on antique French Henry II dining chair

Usually the producers would just rent the furniture on a weekly basis, but in this case they needed to keep the antique chairs for several months, so they decided to buy them outright.

You can imagine how much we were looking forward to delivering the chairs. We were definitely going to make this delivery ourselves! So, we loaded up the van and headed off to Doraville, Georgia, where the show is filmed. We had to deliver them to the props warehouse, which is devoted solely to the Ozark show and full of props used in filming the show.

Ozark TV Show Set Props Warehouse

The Finer Parts of Set Design

The attendant explained to us that they have to keep all the props they’ve used in the first two seasons in the warehouse, just in case they need to do a flashback in time or film a memory scene. They might have to recreate the same sets used even in previous seasons, so all the props are kept safely in storage.

The delivery itself was uneventful. We were really hoping to run into Jason Bateman and Laura Linney.  Jason Bateman is one of our favorite actors. If you’ve never seen Extract, The Switch, or The Break-Up, you must watch them! We just love his deadpan humor. But alas, we didn’t see any actors. It was just a warehouse.  

Of course Greg and I usually make a bit of a holiday out of deliveries as we use them as an excuse to get out of the office. Greg is a big Braves fan, so we made sure the delivery coincided with a Braves game at the new stadium.

Antique chairs in Ozark TV show from

Update: April 2020. Season three of Ozark just came out and our chairs show up in episode 4, 6 minutes in, at the Mexican Cartel drug lord’s conference table! You can see them in my screenshot above.

I couldn’t find a true still from the series on the internet except for this one of Marty sitting in one of the chairs at the conference table with the cool stained glass windows behind him and another of the chairs to his left. (The drug lord Navarro lives in a Mexican castle!)

We are anxiously awaiting Ozark to be picked up for season four. The season is getting rave reviews, so we think it’s a no-brainer. It is a great show if you’ve never seen it. If you watch, make sure you keep a keen eye open for our dining seating!

Antique French Chairs at

Antique French style chairs, whether from the 19th century or 20th century, are a great way to add elegance to your space. Whether it’s through an Art Deco accent chair or a set of Louis XVI side chairs with a lovely upholstery, these are among our best sellers. Other potential antique French styles include French Country, Louis XVI style, Chippendale, Regency, Art Nouveau, Napoleon III, Rococo and more. Maybe a club chair, or a set of French armchairs is what you need.

Dining Room Seating

For your dining room needs, these chairs are a great fit! They provide a lovely way to enhance your dining room, with decorated wood frames that are sturdy and beautiful. Your dining tables deserve the best seating, and you can’t go wrong with this style. To read more about some of our favorite seating styles, check out our post here!

Design techniques used include nailhead trims, wingback, rattan and rush seats and many more. All of these techniques are masterfully crafted into high-quality materials such as rosewood and oak. The result is a great addition to your living room or dining room! Other living room options include leather chairs such as lounge chairs, solid wood rocking chairs, or maybe even a pair of antique mahogany desk chairs!


Aimee owns with her husband and best friend, Greg. Aimee sources amazing antique furniture, vintage lighting, & high-quality reproduction furniture to help her customers decorate their homes in a unique way. She loves her 9 (you read that right) fuzzy children and is renovating a 1920s bungalow in South Carolina. Find us on Facebook or you can sign up here to receive this blog in your inbox.

Vintage Console Table: Renaissance

Delivering vintage console to customer home

Our customers Mary and Phil returned to our EuroLux antiques store in Newberry to pick out a vintage console table to go beneath a hand-painted antique trumeau mirror that Mary had found at an auction house.  The couple had previously bought an antique buffet from us and a pair of Italian floor lamps for their beautiful chateau style home. You can check it out in my previous blog post: Client Spotlight: Antique French Country Louis XVI Buffet. 

Delivering vintage console to customer home

We were very happy to revisit their home to deliver the console table they chose. Here is the front of the house. We certainly admired the gorgeous stone exterior. The photo doesn’t actually give a sense of how large the interior space is. Much like a French chateau, Phil and Mary have built a labyrinth into the side of a hill and this photo only shows the second and third stories. The entire lower level is built into the hillside.

vintage console table

The Vintage Console Table in Action

Here is the French Renaissance style vintage console table or sideboard that the couple chose for their entryway home decor. They bought it from us to go beneath the very large, antique, hand-painted trumeau mirror that Mary discovered at an auction house.  The mirror still needs to be hung, but we propped it up on the console table just to get the effect and to snap a photo. The ceilings are so high. I captured just a bit of the beautiful antique wrought iron fixture hanging above it.

A piece like this could be a great fit in your home too. You could use a quality wood console table like this as an end table, hall table, or even nightstand. With a solid wood, vintage style console table, any room can be enhanced. We can see how well it works with antique decor. It would also work with Mid-Century Modern and Art Deco styles, if you’d like to see your new tabletop in a modern setting. We could even see using this wooden console as an entry table or entryway table.

antique dining room furniture

Lovely Interior Design

With your back to the console table, you look through another arch into the dining room. Diners will be able to see themselves in the trumeau while enjoying Phil and Mary’s hospitality!  Mary had just hung the handsome and huge antique iron chandelier over the antique dining table. A pair of antique hunting paintings and antique Louis XV sconces add to the feel of the chateau.  The carvings on the console table work well with the heavily carved antique Renaissance dining room chairs. The chairs are scheduled for re-upholstery with new fabric soon. One chair is lying on the floor in the photo as Phil asked for our instruction on how to tighten the joints of all of the chairs. This is a dynamic DIY duo for sure!

Traditional Bathroom

Antique and Vintage Decor Done Right

During the tour of their lovely home, I couldn’t resist snapping a photo of Mary’s amazing soaking tub. I am truly jealous of that tub!

During this second delivery, Phil mentioned that he was now searching for a pair of thrones. We’ve sent photos by email and hope we’ll be delivering the antique hunting thrones soon so that we can take more photos of this amazing chateau that Phil and Mary have built with such love and dedication. Meanwhile, the vintage console table has found the perfect home! If you’re looking for antique console tables, we’ve got those too. Whether you’re looking for 19th century side tables or 20th century coffee tables, lacquered bookcases and more, has the furniture for you.

AimeeAvatarAimee owns with her husband and best friend, Greg. Aimee sources amazing antique furniture, vintage lighting, & high-quality reproduction furniture to help her customers decorate their homes in a unique way. She loves her 8 (you read that right) fuzzy children and is renovating a 1920s bungalow in South Carolina. Find us on Facebook or connect with EuroLux on Google+. Or you can sign up here to receive this blog in your inbox.

Antique Buffet, Louis XVI style

When we delivered an antique French Country Louis XVI Buffet to our customers Mary and Phil, we had no idea what a great treat we were in for while touring their chateau-style home! Read on and see for yourself. Our sideboards are the perfect way to make a statement in any room. Whether you’re looking for a credenza for your living room, or a mid-century modern marble top antique sideboard for your dining room, has the antique furniture for you. From feet to cabinet doors, we make sure each piece of furniture meets high standards.

Home Decor boosted by an Antique Buffet

We met Phil and Mary in our antiques store in Newberry. They came to find a buffet to function as a dresser between two closets in their master bedroom. Mary explained they have been building their dream chateau over the past ten years. They are finally starting to pull it all together. They had very specific dimensions and wanted a beautiful antique buffet in a French Country style. After measuring and remeasuring, they decided on our  gorgeous walnut Louis XVI buffet. Phil said that Mary had her eye on a pair of Italian Blackamoor floor lamps too and he wanted us to deliver those as a birthday surprise for her.

An American French Chateau

When we arrived at their gorgeous home in Greenwood, SC, we certainly admired the gorgeous stone exterior. It looks much like a French chateau. The bottom first floor has been built into the hill beneath the home and this is the view from the back garden looking out over the lake. It is stunning! Unfortunately the fountains had already been turned off for the winter season, so we didn’t get photos. We’ll have to come make another delivery in the spring! Mary tells us she loves spending time puttering in the gardens she has built around the back side of the home. This place gave off a great late 19th century/early 20th century furniture vibe. We could tell they had a great eye- each piece of furniture they owned has high-quality, and showed elite craftsmanship. From entryway to dining room furniture, their interior design was fantastic.

Antique Buffets: Bringing the Room Together
Stone entryway

Phil greeted us at the huge solid wood door under a brick archway and showed off the huge iron bell on a rope that functions as a doorbell. It is also how he lets Mary know it is time to come in out of the garden!

Mary and Phil explained they had designed the entire home themselves based on places they had seen in France and have done much of the work themselves – including building the barrel arch supports on which the brick mason worked to create the amazing arched entry hall!

Venetian Blackamoors

Phil thought the hand-carved and painted Venetian Blackamoors that he bought in our store would grace the entry way to the castle with their candelabra. (We still have a similar lamp number P-49 available.) Phil surprised Mary with the lamps as a gift, and they do help light up the entrance to the keep! However, on a second delivery to bring a vintage Renaissance style console table for the entry way, we found Mary had moved the Blackamoor lamps to either side of the grand stone fireplace. I didn’t actually capture the entire fireplace because it is so tall!

Blackamoor lamps

And here is the antique French Country Louis XVI buffet that the couple chose for their master bedroom. It fits perfectly between the two closets… just as they planned! antique French Country Louis XVI Buffet The walnut French Country style antique buffet has lovely carvings on the door fronts and pretty shaping around the upper glass door. The mirror set in the back of the buffet gives a nice sense of light and reflection. This is a great choice of buffet to repurpose as a dresser in the bedroom!

A sight to behold!

After we had delivered the Venetian lamps and the antique French Country Louis XVI buffet, Mary and Phil came back to our antiques store to choose some other furniture. Check out my next blog post titled Client Spotlight: Vintage Renaissance Console Table to see more photos of the house from that second delivery. Meanwhile, we hope you agree with us that this couple has a truly beautiful home! Whether you’re looking for a Victorian vintage buffet, an antique oak or mahogany sideboard, a wood buffet with a hutch or dining table, has you covered.

AimeeAvatarAimee owns with her husband and best friend, Greg. Aimee sources amazing antique furniture, vintage lighting, & high-quality reproduction furniture to help her customers decorate their homes in a unique way. She loves her 8 (you read that right) fuzzy children and is renovating a 1920s bungalow in South Carolina. Find us on Facebook or connect with EuroLux on Google+. Or you can sign up here to receive this blog in your inbox.

Louis Philippe Chest of Drawers

Antique French Louis Philippe chest in entryway for storage

We were delighted when previous customers Jenni and Chris returned for another purchase: A beautiful antique French Louis Philippe chest of drawers. The Louis Philippe style of antique furniture is very refined and elegant, as you can see at the link showing furniture in this style for sale in our online store.

We met Jenni and Chris nearly 15 years ago when they wandered into our very first sales location outside of Newberry, SC. At that time they purchased a set of six sheepbone chairs, four of which they still use at their dining table, while two are perfect at the games table in the living room. I forgot to snap photos in those rooms when we made a delivery to the couple’s house, but here are some examples of sheepbone chairs (in French called Os de Mouton – ooh la la!) that we currently have for sale in the Gallery.

A Lovely Antique Setup!

After so many years of enjoying their antique sheepbone chairs, Jenni and Chris decided to visit our current gallery on Main Street in Newberry in search of a piece of furniture to provide more storage in their foyer. After searching through our buildings, the delightful pair were drawn to two different Louis Philippe chest of drawers.

Antique French Louis Philippe chest in entryway for storage

Although it was a difficult choice, Jenni and Chris finally decided on the exquisite burled walnut chest dating from circa 1870, which so perfectly exemplifies the Louis Philippe style with its gorgeous burled walnut grain as decoration. The antique Louis Philippe chest makes a charming entryway piece and looks so inviting decorated with the family heirloom antique clock, a few blue and white pieces, and a pretty table lamp. You can even see a peep of those sheepbone chairs through the hallway in the dining room at the back of the photos. And I especially love the live green plants in the foyer too – proving Jenni and Chris have green thumbs in addition to excellent taste!

This is the outside of their house, which was a very welcoming sight when we delivered the antique chest of drawers.  In case you’re not familiar with the classic Louis Philippe style, I’ll share a little French furniture history with you.

History of the Louis Philippe Style

King Louis Philippe (1830 – 1848) was related to the Royal Bourbon family through the brother of Louis XIV, and survived the French Revolution in 1789 by supporting the liberal factions in opposition to his relatives, the Royal family. Eventually the crown was passed to Louis Philippe, who took the title King of the French rather than the title King of France, which had been used by his former Bourbon relatives. Louis Philippe fashioned himself a King of the people, rather than of a state, and was called the Citizen King and bourgeois monarch. He ruled in an unpretentious manner and avoided the pomp and lavish spending of his predecessors.

This led to a radically different style of furniture and decorative arts than had been seen in the French court in the past. The Louis Philippe style focused on the natural beauty of the wood itself, using the patterns of the wood grain as the decorative element, and emphasizing simple, clean lines and curves. As machinery was just beginning to be used for mass production of furniture, manufacturers found this simple style easy to create for the rising middle class, who had considerable income to spend. Eventually, however, the fickle masses turned against their champion and revolted in 1848. Louis Philippe was forced to abdicate, the Bourbon monarchy of France came to an end, and the Second Empire of France began.

This is the other chest of drawers that Jenni and Chris considered but finally didn’t buy, so it’s still available in our online store at time of writing. It’s another great example of the Louis Philippe style.

Antique French Chest of Drawers Louis PhilippeThe burled walnut wood and marble top add great decorative interest to the antique Louis Philippe chest of drawers, which dates to 1870. It is accented by elegant gold tone drawer handles and locks and at just over 4 feet wide, the antique chest of drawers provides a very distinctive storage space for your favorite silk and cashmere scarves or for household items. The classical lines and high quality burled walnut and marble create a sense of timeless grace.

Louis Philippe Furniture

This 19th century furniture style is one of our favorites. It’s more regal than Art Deco, and more sleek than Regency, Georgian, or Chippendale! Whether you choose an inlaid mahogany chest of drawers, oak chest of drawers, or any other solid wood piece, the quality is sure to impress. Many pieces in this style feature quality texturing, such as marquetry and patina. These are what give antique dressers their ability to shine among your bedroom furniture!

If you like what you see here, we have some other suggestions! Perhaps the Louis XV and Louis XVI styles are what you need. After all, the originate from the same place! The Victorian, Queen Anne and Rococo styles can also help creative a regal atmosphere. From George III oak dressers to secretaires, sideboards with serpentine fronts, we’ve got you covered.

You can find this and other antique furniture in the Louis Philippe style here on our website.  We were very happy to see Chris and Jenni again and we look forward to helping them out next time they are furniture hunting!

AimeeAvatarAimee owns with her husband and best friend, Greg. Aimee sources amazing antique furniture, vintage lighting, & high-quality reproduction furniture to help her customers decorate their homes in a unique way. She loves her 8 (you read that right) fuzzy children and is renovating a 1920s bungalow in South Carolina. Find us on Facebook or connect with EuroLux on Google+. Or you can sign up here to receive this blog in your inbox.

Antique French Louis XIII Dining Chairs

Antique French Louis XIII chair

We have a lovely treat for you today, with photos of our antique French Louis XIII dining chairs in our customer Stephen’s home!

Antique French Louis XIII chairWe found a set of six fabulous antique French Renaissance Louis XIII style dining chairs on one of our recent buying trips in Europe. We guessed (rightly!) that if we bought them then we’d find a customer back in the USA who would love them too. These wood dining chairs would be a perfect fit in your antique dining room. They bring the ability to complement your accent chairs or other antique furniture.

This is just one of the six chairs. You can see the blue damask upholstery is a great way to add a dash of elegant color to a dining room.

The armless chairs are crafted with a walnut wood frame and they date to the late 19th century or early 20th century.  They feature a lovely design of gently curved stretchers forming an X shape, accented by a majestic finial in the center of the X.  The strong shape beneath the seat is softened by the gentle blue upholstery. The craftsmanship makes this dining chairs set a perfect complement to your country dining or French country dining room. We could even see these beauties in your living room or as kitchen chairs or dining sidechairs.

Antique Dining Chairs: Comfort and Style

Stephen agrees with us that these Louis XIII chairs are fit for a king. He snapped up the whole set of six! Stephen agrees with us that these Louis XIII chairs are fit for a king. He snapped up the whole set of six! Imagine how lovely one of these upholstered seats will look around your dining table. These high-back dining chairs provide a comfortable back rest perfect for your dining space. These pieces are antique, but provide an almost Mid-Century feeling to your Mid-Century Modern or Farmhouse dining room.

Traditional dining room with antique Louis XIII chairs

Stephen sent us some photos of the antique chairs in his dining room. You can see how impressive they look! When I saw his emailed photo, I immediately said: “It’s like he picked the paint based on the chairs rather than the other way around!” Isn’t the color match between the walls and the chairs uncanny? Stephen obviously has an excellent eye for color and he chose well. Stephen commented: “Yes!!! The fabric matches the walls perfectly.”

Antique French Louis XIII chairs in dining room

Bringing the Dining Room Together

This is another view of Stephen’s dining room. This room is so beautifully put together. The blue on the walls is a classic color that reminds us of some of the regal salons of Paris. Stephen said he found the other two dining chairs in an antique store in California. He also sleuthed out some terrific buffets for the room online. The chandelier is great too. Often people are nervous about having too large a chandelier over the table and they tend to err on the small side. Stephen went for it with this crystal extravaganza and it is perfect!

All in all, it’s a fabulous room and Stephen has an amazing eye for interior design.  Thank you Stephen for sharing these inspiring photos. We are so happy that you loved the antique Louis XIII chairs. We think they look superb in your dining room. We wish Stephen many celebratory evenings with friends gathered around that table!

Antique Dining Chairs at

Did Stephen’s photos inspire you to do a little shopping?  We have all sorts of dining seating available, from ladder back and tufted seats, pieces with armrests and cabriole legs, country style bar stools and beyond, we’ve got the dining room chairs, bistro chairs, and dining chair sets to impress. Each seat cushion is crafted for comfort, with techniques like rush seats and nailhead trim. We can even set you up with a vintage French dining armchair! 

You can browse our wide selection of beautiful antique French dining chairs at this link! We’ve got a wide selection of antique dining chairs, in styles including Victorian, Regency, Louis XVI, Queen Anne, Rattan, Art Deco, Arts & Crafts.,and Chippendale style and Regency style. We also have modern dining chairs available, made from quality materials such as carved walnut or antique mahogany.  Whether you’re looking for solid wood vintage dining chairs or Louis XV oak dining chairs, we’ve got you covered.

AimeeAvatarAimee owns with her husband and best friend, Greg. Aimee sources amazing antique furniture, vintage lighting, & high-quality reproduction furniture to help her customers decorate their homes in a unique way. She loves her 8 (you read that right) fuzzy children and is renovating a 1920s bungalow in South Carolina. Find us on Facebook or connect with EuroLux on Google+. Or you can sign up here to receive this blog in your inbox.