Regional furniture

Before the end of the 19th century and the manufactured production of furniture, everyday furniture was made by the country’s carpenters and cabinet makers. By the end of the 18th century, they were enriching the traditional repertoire by drawing on manuals and other technical works published in Paris, which disseminated the latest fashionable styles with some delay.

It was only around 1880, when they disappeared, that regional styles were characterised by ethnologists and then antique dealers.

Around 1950, André Voulgre gathered together in his museum furniture from different origins : family furniture, antiques from antique dealers, bought in the surrounding farms or made to his taste to illustrate his discourse on an idealised « formerly ».