French racquets as in the US display some intriguing designs like the H.C.Lee slotted handle. Darsonval in particular produced twin and tri shaft racquets in the late 1920's early 1930's. These are quite rare and great to find in good condition. I don't have one yet. Darsonval was a highly regarded tennis coach, I believe and obviously moved into production. Others will post photos showing the amount of wood work in some of the designs. Recently I did find this odd ball racquet in France which from the photo looked like a Darsonval. It wasn't. It is called a PHENIX and the graphics are most striking. What I thought was full slot turned out to be deep grooves on both sides which in itself as design idea is rare. French makers like Gauthier also have produced some lovely looking racquets up to the late 1970s so it is a good hunting ground. Just got to keep your eyes peeled and use BABELFISH to communicate in foreign languages. The French postal system is really very good also and thinhs arrive quickly.