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Louis Quinze

[kanz; French kanz]
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adjective
  1. noting or pertaining to the rococo style of architecture, furnishings, and decoration prevailing in France in the early and mid-18th century, characterized by fantasy, lightness, elegance, and comfort.

Origin of Louis Quinze

1850–55; < French: Louis XV
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Examples from the Web for louis quinze

Historical Examples

  • That great personage tapped his Louis-Quinze snuffbox with some impatience.

    Wisdom, Wit, and Pathos of Ouida

    Ouida

  • The decorations will be Louis-Quinze, of course, and the café shall remain open all night.

  • Dolly gazed admiringly at the soft white hand, with the great Louis-Quinze ring upon the forefinger.

    Old Kensington

    Miss Thackeray

  • Boucher, "the Anacreon of Painting," was the typical painter-decorator of the Louis-quinze period.


British Dictionary definitions for louis quinze

Louis Quinze

adjective
  1. of or relating to the rococo style of the furniture, decoration, and architecture of the time of Louis XV of France
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