Fortiche

TheBarnAt17-Home_08The Barn at 17 has one of the best selections of antique furniture and accessories that we have found in the Boston area. The building looks a little decrepit on the exterior, but inside it’s Ali Baba’s cave, chock full of heirloom-quality treasures. They are affiliated with a restoration business on the property, so any pieces for sale are in pristine condition. After touring the huge warehouse, I asked my husband what he would load in the car if money were no object. He was sincerely stumped – there was so much wonderful merchandise on offer. We decided that our hypothetical purchase would be a carved china cabinet from a Boston cabinet maker. If you’re not in the Boston area, they also sell on One King’s Lane; just type their name in the search box. Fortiche (for-teesh) is a slang term that means that something is really terrific. The Barn at 17 is fortiche from the smallest objet d’art to the largest dining room suite.

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About Patricia Gilbert

Patricia Gilbert is a French teacher. She's Canadian, lives in the United States, but dreams of living in France. Follow her on Instagram @Onequalitythefinest and on Twitter @1qualthefinest.
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