Illustrated Architecture Dictionary ............... Illustrated FURNITURE Glossary
Faux is a French work used to describe something made to resemble something else, such as faux fur, faux leather, faux silk, faux stone, faux graining on furniture.
The original French word means false, fake, imitation or artificial.
To see a photo of an artisan at work faux painting a wall to imitate marble, click HERE
Found in almost all western styles of architecture
Examples from Buffalo:
- Illustration above: Shea's Buffalo Faux marble wall
- John W. Cowper House Faux marble stairs
- St. Nicholas Church, Lesser Town Square (Little Quarter Square), Prague, Czech Republic Faux marble wall
- Summer Palace, Beijing Faux marble wall