Dramatic Finishes

Designed to emulate the drama of the neoclassical period, our Moulin Noir and Versailles gilding finishes for French reproduction furniture are truly opulent, beautifully blending traditional style with modern d├ęcor.

Popular during the Napoleonic period, neoclassical style – often known as French empire style- was based upon ancient Roman and Greek architecture. Mahogany By Hand’s French reproduction furniture pieces emulate these designs, combining straighter lines than those seen in early 18th century French provincial furniture, regal symbols and strong colours.

This opulent look can be further enhanced with the addition of a Venetian mirror, incorporating finely etched glass and smooth panes to create a work of glass art.

For feature French reproduction furniture, contact Mahogany By Hand today to discuss our range of dramatic finishes and handcrafted neoclassical and French provincial furniture pieces.

Moulin Noir

Moulin Noir

Black painted finishes, designed to emulate the look of ebony, were particularly popular during the neoclassical period. The trend towards mahogany and ebony developed as a reaction to the earlier popularity of pastel-hued French provincial furniture.

Our Moulin Noir finish replicates the look of ebony wood. An extremely popular finish with contemporary decorators, Moulin Noir pieces perfectly blend traditional style with modern design.

Versailles Gilding

Versailles Gilding

Perennially popular for its luxurious overtones and the light it brings to the room, our gold leaf gilded furniture truly makes a statement – much like its namesake.

We apply gold leaf by hand, painstakingly applying sheets over the entire piece of French reproduction furniture before sealing with a French polish. The antiqued finish can be achieved using walnut glazes or French grey glazes and pumice powder.

Venetian Mirrors

Venetian Mirrors

Our Venetian mirrors are works of art in themselves, providing a particular accent for interior design projects. Incorporating finely etched glass, mimicking the craftsmanship of Venetian artists, these mirrors add a touch of opulence whilst adding light and depth to rooms.

For a dramatic finish to your interior decorating project, contact Mahogany By Hand for handcrafted French reproduction furniture.