noting or pertaining to the style of architecture, furnishings, and decoration prevailing in France in the late 17th century, characterized by increasingly classicizing tendencies, and by an emphasis on dignity rather than comfort.
- Compare Régence.
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How to use Louis Quatorze in a sentence
In Germany I would go see his schlosses and he was always paying homage to Louis Quatorze.
A collar of fine white human hair was made in point lace stitches at Venice, and worn at his coronation by Louis Quatorze.Needlework As Art | Marian Alford
The terrific "Louis Quatorze pavé," which one finds around Paris, is yearly growing less and less in quantity.The Automobilist Abroad | M. F. (Milburg Francisco) Mansfield
Philip returned to the Louis Quatorze chair and lit a cigarette.The Red Cross Girl | Richard Harding Davis
The screen was an old one, of gilt Spanish leather, stamped and wrought with a rather florid Louis-Quatorze pattern.The Picture of Dorian Gray | Oscar Wilde
Mrs. Courtenay lifted her calm clear eyes to the Louis Quatorze clock on the old Venetian cabinet near her.Diana Tempest, Volume I (of 3) | Mary Cholmondeley
British Dictionary definitions for Louis Quatorze
of or relating to the baroque style of furniture, decoration, and architecture of the time of Louis XIV of France and characterized by massive forms and heavy ornamentation
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