One complaint I hear from people about French design--and it’s a small one--is that it can tend to the feminine side. I am forever in search of furnishings that skew more masculine but retain that French flavor. Well, I found a winner the last time I was in LeBarroux, which (like this chair) is itself a bit off the beaten path. I ordered a cup of coffee from a tiny cafe and settled back in a ladderback chair with raked legs, a curved back, and a caned seat, and I sunk right in. For our version, the Le Barroux Chair, I specified a black satin finish so it’ll add a dose of drama to any dining room. Dimensions: 20 x 19 x 43.5 in inches. Imported. Handling Fee is $30.