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Louis Seize

[sez]
adjective
  1. 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.
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Origin of Louis Seize

1890–95; < French: Louis XVI
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Examples from the Web for louis seize

Historical Examples

  • And how once I wept on your Louis-Seize divan and had to have the purple stains bleached off my face?

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    Mary Roberts Rinehard

  • Whatever she may have done to the Louis-Seize divan in earlier days, she was cheerful enough now, and I hailed her with delight.

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British Dictionary definitions for louis seize

Louis Seize

adjective
  1. 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
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