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A very unusual parquet coming directly from a home in Brittany. An old ebenist of the area from which this parquet originates is quite confident that this wood was harvested in the Forest of Troncais due to the very few knots visible in the graining. The forest was originally comprised of black oak and dates thousands of years. But starting in the 1600’s, the French Navy implanted Beech trees to promote very straight growth. The straightest trees were used as masts in King Louis XIV’s navy while other woods were used for different parts of the ships.