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Louis Seize

[sez] /sɛz/
noting or pertaining to the style of architecture, furnishings, and decoration prevailing in France at the end of the 18th century, continuing the lightness of the Louis Quinze period with a stricter adherence to classical models.
Origin of Louis Seize
1890-95; < French: Louis XVI Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for Louis Seize
Historical Examples
  • The ceiling, too, was pink, and the Louis Seize furniture was lacquered pink.

    Bijou Gyp
  • It is a grand specimen of the Louis Seize style, but unfortunately it is neither signed nor dated.

    French Book-plates Walter Hamilton
  • The slender dark-haired gentleman and Monsieur are the great grandsons of Louis Seize.

  • The French school of engravers of the Louis Seize period embellished their oval portraits with ribbon ornament in this character.

  • Her Louis Seize slippers with red heels are on the floor, and the old clock on the stair is ticking, ticking, ticking.

    Revolutionary Reader Sophie Lee Foster
  • Bakkus, with an air Louis Seize, implied that one, two or three hundred francs were as dirt in his fingers.

    The Mountebank William J. Locke
  • The name of Malesherbes, the intrepid defender of Louis Seize, was mentioned by our friend.

  • A timepiece fit for a prince, and belonged originally to Louis Seize.

  • No more purchases of Louis Seize and blue majolica and Palissy ware could be made.

  • Two of those graceful chairs of the Louis Seize period and a small footstool completed the furnishing of this room.

    The House in Good Taste

    Elsie de Wolfe
British Dictionary definitions for Louis Seize

Louis Seize

of or relating to the style of furniture, decoration, and architecture of the time of Louis XVI of France, belonging to the late French rococo and early neoclassicism
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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