Louis Seize

[ sez ]

  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.

Origin of Louis Seize

1890–95; <French: Louis XVI

Words Nearby Louis Seize

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How to use Louis Seize in a sentence

  • The ceiling, too, was pink, and the Louis Seize furniture was lacquered pink.

    Bijou | Gyp
  • 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.

  • There was silence in the gaily-tinted, flower-filled salon, save for the tick of an absurd Louis Seize clock on the mantel.

    Vision House | C. N. Williamson
  • 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

/ (sɛz) /

  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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