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History of french furniture: The Art Nouveau style

History of french furniture: The Art Nouveau style

Art Nouveau evolved about the same time as the Arts and Crafts and the Modern movements. It had no credo and sought its…
History of french furniture: The XIXth century style

History of french furniture: The XIXth century style

Under the restored Bourbons, Louis xviii, 1814-24, and Charles x, 1824-30, the Empire style was continued. Some of the…
History of french furniture: The Empire style

History of french furniture: The Empire style

The Empire style, which survived about ten or fifteen years after the period of the First Empire, 1804-14, like the…
History of french furniture: The Directoire style

History of french furniture: The Directoire style

The Directoire style, which takes its name from the Directory, the government of the Directors that lasted four years,…
History of french furniture: The Transition and Louis XVI style

History of french furniture: The Transition and Louis XVI style

The taste for the antique was propagated by a continuous stream of publications, a whole series of works on ancient…
History of french furniture: The Louis XV style

History of french furniture: The Louis XV style

Out of the Régence there was to develop the most imaginative style of all, known as rocaille, or rococo, which differs…
History of french furniture: The Regency style

History of french furniture: The Regency style

The Régence style has no valid existence but is a convenient classification for furniture still retaining certain…
History of french furniture:

History of french furniture:

The majestic and baroque Louis XIV style with its solemn and heroic classicism was clearly a royal style, triumphant in…
History of french furniture: The Renaissance and Louis XIII style

History of french furniture: The Renaissance and Louis XIII style

Just as Gothic architecture took but a feeble hold on Italy, so that of the Renaissance was not quickly accepted north…
History of french furniture: the Middle-Ages style

History of french furniture: the Middle-Ages style

To understand the development of domestic furniture and its place in the changing social habits, it is necessary to…
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