mirror, commode, bureau, table, casket and "stand" in

Louis XIV style furniture

Louis XIV, Le Roy Soleil, ruled France for 72 years until he died in 1715. It was the longest reign of any French or other major European monarch. He was born in 1638.
Louis XIV is a French furniture style of rounded forms and curved lines. Baroque furniture is associated with Louis XIV.
The construction, during his reign, of The Chateau de Versailles is one of the largest and most extravagant monuments in Europe.
Masks, heads of sphinxes and satyrs were all included among the fashionable motifs modeled in gilded bronze.
Among the principal woods used in Louis XIV furniture where ebony, walnut, and oak. Various woods such as almond, boxwood, holly and pear wood where employed in marquetry work.
Richly carved chairs, canapes and tables, with scrolled legs, where generally made more brilliant by gilding.

 
mirror in Louis XIV style, baroque French commode in Louis XIV style kingwood, ebony commode bureau casket and stand in Louis XIV style ebony, polychrome commode

 
       
centre table Louis XIV bed        

 


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commode in Louis XIV style

 
Commode in Louis XIV style
 


kingwood, ebony commode in Louis XIV style

 
kingwood, ebony commode in Louis XIV style


bureau in Louis XIV style

 
Bureau in Louis XIV style


casket in Louis XIV style

 
Casket and "stand" in Louis XIV style


ebony, polychrome commode in Louis XIV style

 
Ebony, polychrome commode in Louis XIV style


centre table in Louis XIV style

 
Centre table in Louis XIV style


Louis XIV bed

 
Louis XIV bed


                   

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