French provincial

French provincial

n.
A style of architecture or furniture characteristic of the provinces in 17th- and 18th-century France.

French′ Provin′cial

or French′ provin′cial,


adj.
of or designating a style of furniture and decoration originating in the provinces of France in the 18th century, featuring simply carved wood.
[1940–45]
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The classic story follows a young woman named Belle, played by Anastasia Berestova, from a French provincial town, and the Beast, who is actually a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress.
In addition, the sale includes several fine English dressers and a French provincial example in fruitwood; a Dutch floral marquetry bombe-shaped, fall-front bureau and an unusual collection of trays including a 19th century metal, painted toleware example, estimate [pounds sterling]300-[pounds sterling]500.
With its polished French provincial style, it's remarkable that two little boys have the run of the house.
The pair, who met through Mullins - their sole client - scour the Irish point-to-point circuit and the French provincial tracks to source budding champions.
French provincial geography will be a top choice in WJEC exams next year as fans pore over the maps to find the shortest route to Bordeaux to Lens to Toulouse and back
Culinary services manager Llena Arcenas and her team asked chef Robbie Ripalda of The Domaine to come up with a French provincial feast, using fresh produce and items from the San Miguel Pure Foods product line.
PARIS/ALENCON, France (Reuters) - The voice that claimed Islamic State was responsible for the deadly Paris attacks is known to many in the small French provincial town of Alencon.
A decadently long driveway, shared with a more modest house previously leased by Lindsay Lohan and, later, Kelly Osbourne, circles up in front of an ochre-hued, vine-encrusted and cornflower blue-shuttered French Provincial villa built, per listing details, in 2008, and dubbed Chateau Fiore.
The surprisingly garrulous businessman talks of his days growing up in French-occupied Algeria, and of the heartbreak his family felt when when the French provincial government was overthrown in the 1960s.
There's also a sketch of the village where the action is set--a beautiful French provincial idyll.
The highlight of the week in this dreary household set above a French provincial draper's shop, is a game of dominoes, presided over by the young man's mother, Madame Raquin (Alison Steadman).
Rather than looking overly saccharin-sweet and styled, it's the French provincial style and its shabby chic edge that's proving a real hit - it's casually stylish and easy to live with.