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Instead of pillows, wooden or ivory headrests were used. These were so essentially individual, being made to the measure of the owner, that they were often placed in tombs to be used by the dead man on his arrival in the land of eternity. Folding headrests were probably for the use of travellers.

When trying to identify antique furniture, dedicated antique hunters search for beautifully preserved pieces, armed with pins, magnifying glasses, spirit levels and all sorts of testing equipment.

Currently, the earliest known European art is from the Upper Palaeolithic period of between 40,000 and 10,000 years ago and France has a large selection of extant pre-historic art from the Châtelperronian , Aurignacian , Solutrean , Gravettian , and Magdalenian cultures. This art includes cave paintings , such as the famous paintings at Pech Merle in the Lot in Languedoc which date back to 16,000 BC, Lascaux , located near the village of Montignac , in the Dordogne , dating back to between 13,000 and 15,000 BC, or perhaps, as far back as 25,000 BC, the Cosquer Cave , the Chauvet Cave dating back to 29,000 BC, and the Trois-Frères cave ; and portable art , such as animal carvings and great goddess statuettes called Venus figurines , such as the " Venus of Brassempouy " of 21,000 BC, discovered in the Landes , now in the museum at the Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye or the Venus of Lespugue at the Musée de l'Homme . Ornamental beads, bone pins, carvings, as well as flint and stone arrowheads also are among the prehistoric objects from the area of France.


Dating period furniture

Dating period furniture