Louis XVI

Style in decoration that emerged in the 1750s and dominated during the rule of Louis XVI from 1774 to 1792. Identified with goût grec, the style is characterized by its symmetrical and restrained application of swags, trophies, viturvian scrolls, and floral and ribbon motifs.

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8621
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Louis XVI
Louis Seize
Lodewijk-XVI-stijl Dutch
Luis XVI Spanish

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Refers to the style in decoration that emerged in the 1750s and dominated during the rule of Louis XVI from 1774 to 1792. Identified with goût grec, the style is characterized by its symmetrical and restrained application of swags, trophies, viturvian scrolls, and floral and ribbon motifs.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300021271. The J. Paul Getty Trust.