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Louis Quinze

[kanz; French kanz] /kænz; French kɛ̃z/
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
1850-1855
1850-55; < French: Louis XV
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  • I know nothing like it for destroying a Louis Quinze table, or for knocking the works out of a clock.

    The Belovd Vagabond William J. Locke
  • I put it all into the Louis Quinze cabinet; now mind you dont forget.

    Madonna Mary Mrs. Oliphant
  • Among other things was a Louis Quinze cabinet with lovely miniatures in enamel let into the fine woodwork.

    Wives and Daughters Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
  • "It is French uniform of the time of Louis Quinze," he said.

  • Louis Quinze, she said, and Louis Quinze it is, more or less.

    Olive in Italy Moray Dalton
  • His top-boots and spurs stood next to a Louis Quinze toilet-table.

    Now It Can Be Told Philip Gibbs
  • On the first-floor was the drawing-room, a magnificent apartment exquisitely furnished in Louis Quinze.

    Mr. Prohack E. Arnold Bennett
  • The furniture was rather scanty, and was of the Louis Quinze and Empire periods.

    Now It Can Be Told Philip Gibbs
  • The chief drawing-room is a charming room, hung with pale yellow satin damask, and with beautiful Louis Quinze furniture.

British Dictionary definitions for Louis Quinze

Louis Quinze

/kænz/
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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