Movable is one of the two categories of property , the other being immovable , all property, under article 516 of the Civil Code, being movable or immovable.
Furniture can be furniture by its nature or furniture in anticipation.
Movable property can become immovable by destination, when it is integrated into an immovable of which it becomes an accessory element.
Under the Article 533 of the Civil Code the loose word, used alone, without further addition or designation, does not include the money in cash, jewels, active debts, books, medals, instruments of science, arts and crafts, underwear, horses, crews, weapons, grain, wine, hay and other commodities; it also does not understand what is the object of a trade.
“Furnishing furniture” is furniture intended for the use and decoration of apartments ( article 534 of the Civil Code) .
Movable property, furniture or household effects
The expression movable property, that of furniture or household effects, generally includes everything that is considered movable according to the rules indicated above.
The sale or donation of a furnished house includes only the furniture .
The furniture is governed by specific rules due to its nature.
The rules on furniture are based on possession, in terms of property (see in particular article 2279) and in terms of guarantees (in particular pledge with dispossession, article 2073 et seq.)
Furniture may be subject to a right of retention .
Registered furniture has a regime that is similar to that of buildings.
Intangible furniture is not material things, but movable rights.