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Published by W. Helburn, inc. in New York .
Written in English



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  • Decoration and ornament -- France -- Louis XIV style,
  • Decoration and ornament -- France -- Régence style,
  • Decoration and ornament, Architectural -- France,
  • Decoration and ornament -- Louis XIV style,
  • Decoration and ornament -- Régence style,
  • Architecture -- France,
  • Furniture -- France

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Edition Notes

Translated by Dr. W. E. Walz.

Statementby Seymour De Ricci; with 414 illustrations.
ContributionsWalz, William Emanuel, 1860- tr.
LC ClassificationsNK1880 .R5
The Physical Object
Paginationxxiii, 215 p. incl. front., illus., plates.
Number of Pages215
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6740635M
LC Control Number30008569

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This section is from the book "Interior Decoration: Its Principles And Practice", by Frank Alvah Parsons. Also available from Amazon: Interior Decoration: Its Principles and Practice. The Regency And The Periods Of Louis XV And XVI. Part 4 The palace at Versailles was a theatre and a showground during the reign of Louis XIV and Louis XV. In There is not much to note about the furniture made in France during the Regency, other than that it was in keeping with the art prevailing in the reign of Louis XIV., the style being continued. Some few characteristic pieces made during the Regency can, however, be fixed with some degree of certainty, in that carvers then introduced heads and   Louis period styles, –, succession of modes of interior decoration and architecture that established France as a leading influence in the decorative arts. Louis XIV During the reign of Louis XIII (–43) there was a transition from the baroque style, strongly influenced by Italy, to the classical dignity of the period of Louis XIV (–). /louis-period-styles. Book Description: The Duc de Saint-Simon was at the very center of Louis XIV's court at Versailles, a hotbed of intrigue, passion, jealousy, and political skullduggery. He was a genuinely pious and honest man whose unblinking record of the court-his eye-witness testimony of wars, intrigues, and royal visits-make this a supreme work of

  If I had a nickel for every time someone asked me the difference among the Louis styles, I could buy a few postcards of Versailles. So today, let’s do a quick survey of the style of Louis XIV, the famous Sun King, who brilliantly used architecture, gardens and interiors to construct the ultimate image of in to King Louis XIII and Anne of Austria, Louis XIV (image 2) became   - Louis Quatorze (XIV) (ruled ) - Louis Quinze (XV) () - Louis Seize (XVI) () There is also a fourth style known as Regency. The latter describes the period of the Duc d'Orleans' Regency, which occupied the years () between the accession of Louis   Louis XIV, regency, rococo, neoclassical, empire, art nouveau, and historicist pastiche: furniture styles march across French history as regimes rise and fall. In this extraordinary social history, Leora Auslander explores the changing meaning of furniture from the mid-seventeenth to the early twentieth century, revealing how the aesthetics of everyday life were as integral to   The solemnity of the last years of Louis XIV reign gave way first to a transitional period, the Regency or Régence style. A rather artificial classification, Regency just combines elements of the previous period with features of the new style, the Rococo (from the French Rocaille - rock, and coquille - shell, the main decoration motifs of the

Decoration And Design Under Louis XIV (Originally Published Early 's) It is often a really difficult matter to decide the exact boundary lines between one period and another, for the new style shows its beginnings before the old one is passed, and the old style still Regence is a transitional style that resulted in greater comfort, and forms more elegant and agreeable to the eye. Lines had a new fluidity whilst retaining their symmetry. Charles Cressent, the master cabinetmaker, was to the Regence period what Boulle had been under Louis XIV. Furniture: The commode is popularized. Bookcases with meshed doors   Shop Louis XIV furniture at 1stDibs, the world's largest source of Louis XIV and other authentic period furniture. Global shipping :// The rising cost of Louis XIV’s unsuccessful military campaigns, which forced the king to order the destruction of his silver furniture in , caused a drastic retrenchment in his expenditures for the arts. Every aspect of furniture production was affected: restrictions were imposed on the gilding of wall paneling and furniture, and the