Pictures from Le Meuble - Page 1

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.

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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Throne of Dagobert 47 The throne of Dagobert, a bronze folding chair from the ?? Century.
Obazine Armoire 59 The 12th-13th Century (depending whom you ask) armoire from the church at Obazaine.  Eames (q.v.) has an extensive write-up on this piece.
13th century armoire 60 The 13th Century armoire formerly in the cathedral of Noyon, notable for its well preserved painted decoration.  Destroyed in the First World War.
13th century chest 61 A 13th Century iron-bound chest of clamp-front design.  Currently in the Musée Carnavalet in Paris.
14th century coffer 82 A 14th Century coffer.
15th century seal 86 A 15th Century lead token from the Paris Joiners' Guild showing tools, including a rare early depiction of a brace.
15th century chest front 91 15th Century chest front.
15th century chest front 105 Another 15th Century chest front.
15th century armoire 111 15th Century liturgical armoire from St. Germain-L'Auxerrois.
15th century chair 115 15th Century chair.  Note the storage space under the seat.
15th century dressoir 117 15th Century dressoir decorated with painted relief carving.
16th century dressoir 119 Early 16th Century French Dressoir.

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