Louis XVI Rounded Back

LOUIS XVI STYLE Swedish Armchairs

LOUIS XVI STYLE Swedish Armchairs ~ Antique Dealer Holmes Samsel Antiques

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Pair of Louis XVI Painted Fauteuils Seller Balzac Antiques

Louis XVI chairs are often oval, rectangular or shield form. The cabriole legs of the Louis XV had been replaced with straight legs and are fluted legs imitating the columns of ancient Rome. Most of the furniture and chests were rectangular, or square than the obvious curves such as the Bombe chests of Louis XV. (Picture to the left- House Beautiful, Style Court Blog)

Louis XVI style fell between 1774–1793, which was at the time the tale end of Rococo and the beginning of Neoclassicism. Neoclassicism was reflected in the architecture, painting, and sculptures, so the styles gravitated towards something opposite than the ornate rococo. Styles took a dramatic turn when the excavation of Pompeii, which was a roman resort destroyed by a volcano. Through uncovering roman artifacts, people drew a new light on the ancient style incorporating the roman elements such as urns, columns and classical motifs.

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  • TAMMY

    I’VE BEEN LOOKING ALL OVER FOR A PLACE TO BUY MANY UNFINISHED INEXPENSIVE LOIUS XVI CHAIRS FOR A CLIENTS DINING ROOM. SAW YOUR PAGE AND WAS WONDERING IF YOU HAD ANY IDEAS. THANKS.

  • Admin

    I would keep my eyes open on craigslist. Although you could be waiting a long time for something to come up, and it is not guaranteed that it will be affordable. Ebay has been the very best option for me other than looking for auctions in the local areas.