king of France from 1643 to 1715; his long reign was marked by the expansion of French influence in Europe and by the magnificence of his court and the Palace of Versailles (1638-1715)
a decorative style of door furniture which
Known as the Sun King, he reigned in France between 1643 and 1715. Influenced the Baroque style in furniture during the earlier part of the reign, which later developed into the Regency style. Mahogany and oak were widely used. Baroque was large, masculine and symmetrical. Regency was characterized by its use of curves and introduction of chinoiserie. Ornamentation was usually done with rocks, shells, and flowers.
A distinctly elegant style, characterized by massive furniture and rich textiles and ornaments. The palace of Versailles was decorated in this style. Created and popularized by Le Brun and Mansart. Sometimes called Louis Quatorze.
Classic French furniture design, from the period of the Sun King, 1638-1715. A rich formal style with baroque influences.
Pertaining to the styles in France 1660-1710.
Reserved version of Baroque style during the reign of Louis XIV in France (1643 to 1715). Decoration and furnishings reflected large, formal grandeur featuring modest rather than exaggerated curves. Decorative motifs were ornate, often carved boldly, including the popular fleur-de-lis, flower and fruit garlands, mythological beasts and animal forms.