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Louis XIV Style

Louis XIV Furniture

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Louis XIV Style  

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At the Gobelins factory, founded by Louis for the production of meubles de luxe and furnishings for the royal palaces and the public buildings, a national decorative arts style evolved that soon spread its influence into neighbouring countries. Furniture, for example, was veneered with tortoise shell or foreign woods, inlaid with brass, pewter, and ivory, or heavily gilded all over; heavy gilt bronze mounts protected the corners and other parts from friction and rough handling and provided further ornament. Info source: www.britannica.com

       
Louis XIV Furnture  

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Furniture included splendid cabinets: covered in pewter and tortoiseshell, or inlaid according to the colourful Flemish style, with large bunches of flowers, rare and precious wood. The wooden parts of the beds were hidden by the upholstery of the canopy held up by four columns; there was also the lounge-bed, like a divan or canapé. The painted or gold-leafed chairs had the typical Louis XIV legs with crossed "X", padded seats and backs, covered in damask, velvet, brocade; numerous benches and stools, also padded. Towards the end of the century and the beginning of the 18th, furniture changed. The most important change in this phase of Louis XIV was the introduction of curved lines: S legs for the 8 legged bureaux and large chairs, with the crossed "X" and, after, roe's legs without cross support. The console sides were joined by cross beams and a carved "apron" front, lambrequins, with marble tops and tall mirrors. Boulle's students introduced other materials into inlaying (mother of pearl, bone, ivory, hard stones). Info source: www.fabermobili.com
       
Regency Style  

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It is a significant period of transition in the decorative arts from the massive rectilinear forms of Louis XIV furniture to those prefiguring the Rococo style of Louis XV. The style encompasses about the first 30 years of the 18th century, when Philippe II, duc d’Orléans, was regent of France. Info source: www.britannica.com

 

       
Commode  

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Piece of furniture resembling the English chest of drawers, used in France from the late 17th century. Most had marble tops, and some were fitted with pairs of doors. André-Charles Boulle was among the first to make commodes, which were heavy in form and elaborately decorated in marquetry veneers and ormolu. Info source: www.answers.com
       
Console  

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The French continued the fashion for grand consoles during the reign of Louis XIV, reducing the front support to a pair of inward-curving legs joined by a stretcher. Many of these consoles were made in pairs and were designed to be topped by matching mirrors. Info source: www.britannica.com
       
Bureau  

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The bureau (French: “office”) first appeared in France at the beginning of the 17th century as just a flat table with drawers below the top, the bureau plat. By Louis XIV’s reign, a kneehole type was in use, with a tier of drawers on each side and a single drawer in the centre above a space for the knees. Info source: www.britannica.com
         
       

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more about Baroque period: iDesign/ Keystones / Palaces and Cabinets

more about Louis XIV style: www.fabermobili.com

Louis XIV furniture details: www.efi-costarica.com

more Louis XIV furniture: www.luxury-home-furniture.com

Louis XIV furniture seller :www.museumfurniture.com

more about french styles: www.furniturestyles.ne

Regency furniture seller :www.regency-interiors.com

french styles furniture seller : miamiantique.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
       
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