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French Provincial

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adjective

noting, pertaining to, or resembling a style of furnishings and decoration originating in the provinces of France in the 18th century, derived from but less ornate than styles then current in Paris and featuring simply carved wood furniture, often with decorative curved moldings.

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Origin of French Provincial

First recorded in 1940–45
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