Genre paintings are pictorial representations that represent everyday life – such as picnics, home life, farm work, interiors or street scenes. These depictions may be realistic or imagined by the artist. Genre painting is one of the five main types of painting: historical painting, portraiture, genre painting, landscape and still life.
The English call it a Welsh dresser, the French identify it as a vaisselier, and Americans tend to call it a china hutch. Whatever the label, this utilitarian piece of furniture is typically used to display and store dishes. A Welsh dresser is a kitchen cupboard, usually having drawers or compartments below with open, shallow [...]
A French farm table is the one perfect piece that will work in any home. An antique French farm table can serve as a dining table, a work surface or even a desk and will work well with almost any type of seating. The table will certainly add rustic charm and character to your home. [...]
A desk that could be easily closed to conceal its contents was a great way to keep personal and business affairs away from prying eyes, so a desk with a front door was developed. It had a drop front that opened out to reveal its contents and also provide a writing surface. In the 18th [...]