PASSAGES is one of our new dealers to come to MAI this month, and FRENCH ANTIQUES is what they are all about! MAI is happy to welcome to our store this exciting new addition, also located at 3939 Magazine Street in New Orleans. Word has it that they heard about us from customers as well as some of our other French dealers from Louisiana.
Thanks to PASSAGES for sharing the following excerpt from their “quick reference” for anyone interested in studying up on the more recent French furniture periods and styles. (A complimentary bookmark listing French and English furniture periods is available in their booth at the store.)
FRENCH FURNITURE PERIODS AND STYLES, 1800s – 1900s
Modern Style — Art deco (1925) and Art nouveau (1900 – 1925)
Napoleon III — 1848 – 1870
Louis Philippe — 1830 – 1848
Restauration — Charles X (1824 — 1830) and Louis XVIII (1815 – 1824)
Empire — 1804 – 1815
Consulat — 1799 – 1804
Come see their fine merchandise, and expect to read in our next posting about another new dealer: Henri Delclaux, direct from France. He has chosen only two locations in the US for selling his French antiques: one in Atlanta and MAI in Houston!