French company Taillardat has started to make a name for itself as a manufacturer of lovingly-crafted items of furniture which take their style cue from this country’s glorious heritage in this field. Having staffed their workshop with past experts in all the major furniture skill-sets, including French polishing, working with bronzes, cabinet making and joinery, Orléans-based Taillardat can reproduce the stunning models of the 18th and 19th centuries in all their glory.
As well as a huge variety of chairs and armchairs, the company also makes desks for all occasions. The dedicated section in their website, http://www.taillardat.fr/collection-bureaux-en.php , provides you with information on each and every model – typically, the historical style in which it is designed, its full dimensions and the materials in which it is made.
The beautiful Mathilde lounge table below in the Louis XVI style is typical in that it is composed of a mixture of different materials, in this case mahogany and bronze. Cherry wood and oak are other common woods used by the company, and many tables and desks also feature a marble top for added practicality.