This week, we want to share with you the stories of our must-have flea market pieces that adorn our interiors with charm. These objects have passed through the ages and the names they bear have their legend. We reveal the secrets of our favorite little ones and give you some ideas for showcasing them in your interior.
Lady Jeanne: an old lady who has traveled
Back to the 18th century, in the city of Damghan in Persia, to go back to the origins of this carboy. Glassblowers made them of varying size, with a very rounded shape and a short neck, to store and transport liquids such as wine or brandy... This Iranian city, located on the road to the silk between Asia and the West, naturally allowed the export of these large bottles and their journey across the continents.
It therefore arrived in Europe thanks to trade with the Turks under the name of “damacana” then with the Arabs with “damagana”. From the Occitan "damajano", the word turns into "damajana" in Catalan and then appears in France with the term "dame-jane". It finally becomes "dame jeanne", in reference to the feminine first name "Jeanne" and the plump shape of the bottle... alluding to being overweight!
Our mottled Dame Jeanne are all unique! Some can retain some traces of their former life and that's what makes them so charming… They can now be used in vases or simply displayed as decorative objects on a sideboard, a chest of drawers or directly on the floor. Be on the lookout: new nuggets are coming soon to our e-shop .
The happiness desk of the day: a piece of correspondence furniture
This office with a pretty name was born in the 18th century when the feminine influence took root little by little in the furniture. Its particularity lies in its table with drawers partially surmounted by a small cupboard, or other storage element which gave it its very first name of "tiered table".
The happiness of the day was generally placed in the bedroom where it was used to have breakfast on waking and then to write the correspondence. Indeed, the ladies used it to write their little notes that they sent to their correspondents... Its use will later prove to be different depending on its location: desk and secretary in the living room, chiffonier or hairdresser in the bedroom. We love !
Our happiness of the day desks are rare pieces that often do not stay in stock for long! They please for their retro look and their pretty worked details. Placed in the living room, in the bedroom or even in a large hall, the happiness of the day desk brings its very personal touch, full of history and charm. Don't miss the latest nuggets!
The dressing table: a symbol of feminine coquetry
The name of dressing table appeared in the 20th century, and yet, this piece of furniture has found its place in interiors since Antiquity... Although originally intended for both men and women, the dressing table has taken by force of circumstance feminine value!
It is composed of a shelf and generally surmounted by one or more mirrors. Drawers and storage complete the set to allow women to store all the objects they need to get ready: make-up, perfume… and of course their hair! Some hairdressers were equipped with hiding places intended to accommodate jewelry, intimate letters and many other secrets… a mysterious side that we really like.
Now, the dressing table has become the perfect stylish accent piece of furniture. It takes place in the bedroom or in the entrance and accommodates all the small everyday objects. Discover all our period dressing tables , whether in wood, marble or topped with mirrors, each has its own unique look!
The worker: a work table
Designed with many tricks at the beginning of the last century, the worker is recognizable thanks to its removable tray concealing storage. It was formerly used by seamstresses who could arrange all their utensils there and install their machine. And if some trays are surrounded by a border, it was to avoid falling objects...
The worker is the testimony of an era that recounts both the work of seamstresses and the know-how of cabinetmakers who imagined furniture that was as beautiful as it was functional . Something to give character to its interior!
Adopt a worker as a perfect little extra piece of furniture. Its small size makes it the ideal piece of furniture to dress up an entrance, the corner of a bedroom or even a hallway. You can store your small everyday accessories there, but also display your most beautiful decorations. We find all our little workers for their uniqueness and their pretty storage... Do you like it? 😉