- 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
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Examples from the Web for louis seize
And how once I wept on your Louis-Seize divan and had to have the purple stains bleached off my face?
Whatever she may have done to the Louis-Seize divan in earlier days, she was cheerful enough now, and I hailed her with delight.
- 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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