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Louis Quinze

[kanz; French kanz] /kænz; French kɛ̃z/
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 Unabridged
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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

of or relating to the rococo style of the furniture, decoration, and architecture of the time of Louis XV of France
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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