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    Antique Chateau Oak

    Rare Finds

    This rare find is exactly what its name suggests – antique oak that we haven’t just reclaimed, but restored. This treasure witnessed centuries of French history. Now we’ve painstakingly crafted it into a 2-ply parquet reminiscent of those at Versailles or France’s eighteenth-century maisons de campagne…

    Babington

    Antique

    We don’t just reclaim the finest antique woods; we restore them – beautifully. This gorgeous golden-hued oak floorboard perfectly exemplifies the skills our artisans’ have honed over decades…

    Burton Parquet de Versailles

    Antique

    Subtle, sophisticated surface undulations meet cool white and grey tones for a lighter contemporary feel to this centuries-old classic design. We use carefully sourced antique oak with a smooth burnished Hardwax Oil finish to achieve the distinctive look that Burton Antique Parquet de Versailles brings to thoughtfully conceived interiors…

    Charlotte Parquet De Versailles

    Antique

    As the crow – or should we say, Le Corbeau – flies, it’s 101 miles (163 Km) from the Palace of Versailles to stylish Deauville on France’s Channel coast. In its sun-bleached grey wood, with evocative driftwood patina, Charlotte combines the classic sixteenth-century parquet of Versailles, with the simple beauty of life on la côte…

    Fortnum

    Antique

    Is this the epitome of sophisticated, town-house-worn antique oak? For sure, it’s become another of our artisans’ favourites since we tracked down supplies of the indulgently dark, heavily patinated, antique floor. We can only guess at the history it must have seen since the seventeenth-century…

    Fortnum Chevron

    Antique

    We all know the appeal of chevron parquet floors, how they first gained popularity during France’s pre-Revolution ancien régime, and how they give floors a delightful structure and pleasing symmetry…

    Fortnum Parquet de Versailles

    Antique

    First, find a source of scarce antique oak, worn to a rich dark patina under centuries of wear – the epitome of ‘old and elegant’ parquet flooring.

    Franklin

    Antique

    We haven’t just reclaimed these old oaks, we’ve restored them with a painstaking process that brings out the best of centuries-old wood. The result is a gently undulating floor plank that brings the mystery of untold historical tales to another beautiful floor…

    Franklin Herringbone

    Antique

    Imagine the hours of painstaking reclamation and restoration in each Franklin herringbone floor. It’s nothing compared to the hundreds of years’ history captured in the old wood. It’s a wood whose gentle undulations are finished with a perfectly matched Naked Skin Lacquer.

    Gentry

    Antique

    First, we scour our sources to locate these rare seventeenth-century oak boards. Who can guess the history they’ve witnessed or whose feet have trodden them. Then our top craftspeople connect with this precious wood, get to know it, lovingly reclaim, restore and engineer it.

    Hydria

    Antique

    Who can guess the stories this 150-year-old French oak could share about the romance of French railways – if only it could tell. Such provenance, plus the quality and clear endurance of this wood with its café-crème tones and rich coffee graining, are just three reasons why we had to add it to this collection…

    Hydria Chevron

    Antique

    With Hydria, the finely honed skills of our master craftspeople meet the resurgence in the popularity of chevron flooring among those in the know. This luxurious two-ply chevron floor demonstrates perfectly what is achievable with sensitive reclamation and loving attention to the restoration process – as well as our proprietary technique for marrying reclaimed and antique wood with modern engineered wood floors…