The Thursday Three- Boiserie, carved wood, dining furniture

kitchen diningYes I know, this is a terrible picture, but it is the only one I have to hand that shows my kitchen diner at the French village house WITH DINING FURNITURE!

The country table, as you now know, came from a Troc in Quillan. It is vile marmaladey treacle varnished over old pine. Paint the legs, strip and wax the top.

My four BIG chairs, will be painted and waxed- with what ? ****knows, I keep changing my mind. The split cane (cannage) backs will stay as they are.

The modest carvings will look very good after treatment. And Trevor is building an integral bench from part reclaimed wood for the other side of the table.

Will this room ever be as beautiful as this one found on

long narrow French dining room

dining chair cannage










You will note my temporary kitchen in the first photo. We cannot proceed further without laying the sub- floor insulation and the new “old” floor in here. Trevor has announced that it is his mission to lay the new floor this week… this space.

Back to boiserie- the panel you can see on the table is four hundred year old oak of indeterminate European origin.The oldest thing in the house, apart from some of the walls.

And the carvings on the right, what shall I do with these? again, watch this space..

16thc carved bog oak panel

16thc carved bog oak panel

carved wood details


About coteetcampagne

Artist, period home maker, renovator, restorer, Francophile. My mission is to save the old stuff, one beautiful piece at a time
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10 Responses to The Thursday Three- Boiserie, carved wood, dining furniture

  1. I love the table and chairs. They’re going to look really stylish. Just the type of table I want. Will enjoy hunting for one like this later this year😉


  2. zipfslaw1 says:

    Beautiful carvings.


  3. Osyth says:

    Love the carvings and will be really interested to see what beautiful and creative place you find for them. It is such a case of one step forwards, two back this renovating malarkey but honestly to the independent observer you are really making progress … 🙂

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  4. poshbirdy says:

    Lovely. It’s really getting there. Those carvings are lovely and I’m sure you’ll work them in brilliantly

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    • It isn’t really getting there, sadly, but thanks for your vote of confidence.
      I truly hope for obvious signs of progress this year & you and yours must come for an apero and progress appreciation mission !!!!!


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