(1754-93) King of France (1774-93). Married in 1770 to Marie Antoinette, daughter of the Habsburg Empress Marie Theresa. In October 1789, he was brought from Versailles to Paris, from which he attempted to flee in June 1791. The monarchy was abolished in September 1792, and Louis was executed on 21 January 1793.
king of France from 1774 to 1792; his failure to grant reforms led to the French Revolution; he and his queen (Marie Antoinette) were guillotined (1754-1793)
Reigned in France between 1774 and 1791. Characteristics of this style were rectangular lines, architectural ornamentation, classic symmetry, marquetry and the predominant use of mahogany.
One of a number of " neoclassic" styles in which simple, classical lines replaced the excess of the preceding rococo. Sometimes called Classic Revival.
Classic French furniture design, roughly from 1760 to the French Revolution in 1789. Louis XVI furniture style shows greater solidity and has straight lines, geometric shapes and minimal ornamentation.
Louis Seize, noting or pertaining to the Rococo style of architecture, furnishings and decoration prevailing in France at the end of the18th century, continuing the lightness of the Louis Quinze period with a stricter adherence to classical models. Louis XVI reigned 1774 to 1792.
Pertaining to the styles in France 1774-1792.
Neoclassical revival style during the reign of Louis XVI in France (1774 to 1792). Furniture of this period became more geometric and rectilinear shaped; for instance, cylindrical or square legs rather than cabriole shaped. Decoration, though opulent, was restrained in reaction to earlier rococo styles; for example, floral themes were replaced by motifs of architectural and straight lines.
Bourbon monarch of France who was executed during the radical phase of the French Revolution (1792). (p. 700)