Even Buckingham Palace has a gate a fleurs-de-lis around it. Parlez-vous francaise? It’s okay if you don’t, however some of our products are quite fluent and it’s obvious with their adorning fleur-de-lis. The fleur-de-lis (in French, fleur means flower, and lis means lily) is a stylized lily used as a symbol. It is a theme found on Egyptian reliefs, Mycenaean pottery, Indonesian clothes, Japanese emblems, and other forms of art around the world. Typically, it is associated as an enduring symbol of France that appears on French postage stamps and continues to ornate other hierarchical powers such as the King of Spain and the Grand Duke of Luxembourg. In North America, this symbol is associated with areas formerly settled by France such as Quebec and Louisiana. By and large it’s a very stylized figure with different contexts that has been used by most civilizations of the old and new worlds, which is one of the reasons we love. It can have different meanings, but however you interpret it, it still seems to add sophistication and even a bit of royalty to our products, particularly the Regal French Chandelier and the Fleur de Lis Iron Shelf.