Styles

The greatest French styles were in use between the XVth and the early XXth century.

Louis XIII style solid furniture

The Louis XIII style draws its inspiration from Renaissance but features its own aesthetic. Beautiful mouldings and turned wood are the main characteristics of Louis XIII furniture. Orphan at nine years old after his father Henry IV was murdered, Louis […]

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Louis XIII cabinet and coffer

Deriving from the coffer, the Louis XIII cabinet little by little releases from the foreigner influences and displays the elegance of the Louis XIII style. Louis XIII cabinet : luxurious piece of furniture imported from the Italian Renaissance, the frame […]

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Louis XIII sideboard and armoire

Among the pieces of furniture intended for storing, the Louis XIII armoire is a classical piece that is used in all houses, as well as the Louis XIII sideboard (deux-corps or with four doors). Louis XIII armoire : very common […]

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Louis XIII bed, stand and table

The Louis XIII table allows to see the brilliant know-how of the wood-turners, a know-how that is also evident in the fabrication of the Louis XIII bed and stand. Louis XIII bed : key piece of the sleeping room, the Louis […]

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Louis XIII period : the seat

During the Louis XIII period, the main features of the Ancien Régime seat develop. Louis XIII reign is a turning point in the history of the seat. As a matter of fact, during this period people look for more comfort […]

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The Louis XIII open arm chair

Emblematic piece of the beginning of the style, the open arm chair from the Renaissance period, with its straight lines, develops little by little and lets the chair and the armchair appear. Louis XIII open arm chair : fashionable model at […]

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Louis XIII armchair : a classical seat of the Haute Epoque

The Louis XIII armchair is an emblematic seat of the transition between the Haute Epoque and the classical French styles of the end XVIIth and XVIIIth centuries. Louis XIII armchair : its lines are very straight but its backrest widens, tilts […]

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The Louis XIV style : classicism reaches its peak

The absolute reign of Louis XIV also contaminated the furniture on which the king leaves his mark. Classicism, inspired from antiquity, is one characteristic feature of Louis XIV style. Arrived on the throne after the regency of Anne of Austria […]

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Louis XIV Cabinet and chest of drawers

Even if the cabinet is reinterpreted and set up-to-date, the novelty among Louis XIV furniture is given to the chest of drawers. Louis XIV cabinet : inherited from the Renaissance period and Louis XIII style, Louis XIV cabinet remains present until […]

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Louis XIV armoire, sideboard, table and console

Appreciated as storage pieces of furniture, Louis XIV armoire and sideboard feature different shapes. Louis XIV armoire : the armoire, usually a massive piece, can have several sizes : very imposing or low. It also offers different decorations : Boulle inlay […]

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