This text contains a detailed introduction to French furniture, popular in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. A fascinating treatise, detailing some of the most beautiful and ornate furniture ever produced, this antique book will be of considerable value to collectors of furniture literature and those with an interest in the breath-taking endeavours of France's artisan furniture makers. Complete with an array of beautiful illustrations, this book is one of a kind and not to be missed by those keen on the subject. The chapters of this book include discussions of: Louis Quatorze, The Regency Period, Louis Quinze, The Directory, and Reproductions. This text has been elected for modern republication due to its educational value, and we are proud to republish it here complete with a new introduction on the history of furniture.