Antique Library

Antique Furniture Glossary

Antique terminology defined with links to examples from our gallery.

Antique Beds

A discussion of the materials, styles, and ornamentation employed in the construction of antique beds.

Louis Cresson

Famous 18th century ébéniste.

Pocket CEU: Understanding Louis XIII, XIV, XV, and XVI Furniture

A guide to identifying these styles - originally published in Fine Furnishings International Magazine.

Etienne Avril

French master ébéniste who worked during the reign of Louis XVI and gained renown as a supplier to Marie Antoinette.

Jacob Frères

The stamp used by important 18th and early 19th century ébénistes Georges II and François-Honoré Jacob.

Antique Links

A collection of online antique resources.