"Faux Bois (from the French for false wood) refers to the artistic imitation of wood or wood grains in various media."
It's a fancy term for fake wood grain! Who knew? It seems to be a more popular term on Etsy than on eBay, for whatever reason. I meant to write a post about it then, but it slipped my mind until I found this the other day:
I would say this set is Faux Bois at it's finest... And it's Lincoln BeautyWare - one of my favorite vintage kitchenware brands!
It's kind of surprising how many vintage items were made with a wood grain design - it all screams 70's to me, though I'm sure some of it was created in other decades. Here's just a few cool things I found with a quick search around:
I could go on and on - the lesson here is fake wood grain isn't just for basement paneling - and if you give something a pretty french name, it immediately ups the cool factor! ;)