Places and uses of traditional Lorraine furniture
Lorraine houses are differentiated according to the comfort level of their owner The plowman's house was built of sustainable materials earlier than others. So it was essentially she who survived. The house occupies only the ground floor. Upstairs are the attics. However, from the 19th century onwards, the number of upstairs bedrooms grew. The dwelling. is made up of three interconnecting rooms: A nice room or stove on the street, also called a pel or stube in Alsace. It is the only room with a window. The beautiful room is still in the 17th century a secondary room. Sometimes there is a bunk additional and grain reserve. In the 18th and 19th centuries, it became the ceremonial room, heated with a paneled ceiling and quality floors. There is the wedding wardrobe filled with linen, an often folding table, a few mulched chairs sometimes accompanied by an armchair, and a bed. In the center is the one-eyed kitchen. It is accessed through a corridor or by the barn. The kitchen is the main room. It is lit by the opening of the fireplace. From the 19th century, in some houses a Flemish, that is to say a sort of second chimney hood parallel to that of the fireplace, which starts from a large opening in the ceiling and ends, flush with the roof, with a glazed lantern. At the crossroads of the house, the kitchen contains the only fireplace, the fireplace, which is most often located at an angle against the gable and the wall of the bedroom. It thus allows the stove to be heated thanks to a cast iron plate behind which the masonry was hollowed out. The water stone is, together with the fireplace, the second most important equipment in the kitchen. When the house has a well, the pump is attached next to the water stone. The furnishings in the kitchen have hardly changed since the Ancien Régime. There were small cupboards near the fireplace, to store the salt box, a salt box, a table, chests, a bench and a few stools, a maie and the parents' bed, in a single or double alcove. A second bedroom, or kammer, on the back yard. This is the bedroom poorer and less well equipped.
In southern Lorraine and German-speaking Lorraine, it is the master bedroom, while the kitchen occupies the facade. It contains the spinning wheel, the net lathe, the frames for the transport of linen and fruit. Sometimes there is a third bedroom above the stove, facing the street. The second rain contains the barn which serves as a workplace. They thresh the wheat there, prepare the bonds for the harvest. This is where we bring in all the crops and put away the equipment. The third bay is reserved for animals (stable and stable). In the house with three rains, it runs along the barn and has its own entrance. Otherwise, it is accessed from the barn. The laborer's house has only one bay without a barn (there is no horse), nor stable with a very small barn at the back. It usually only has two rooms (the bedroom and the kitchen). Above the door is a opening (the stacker) through which the crops are stored. LORRAIN FURNITURE SPECIALIST SÉBASTIEN NAPOLI - TRADITIONAL LORRAIN FURNITURE - NAPOLI ANTIC www.napoli-antic.fr Txt: Teacher's file / The golden age of Lorrain furniture
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