Ceremonial walnut armchair – Louis XIV – South-West France

Ceremonial walnut armchair – Louis XIV – South-West France

Ceremonial walnut armchair – Louis XIV – South-West France Its walnut frame entirely worked in “Os de mouton” gives this Louis XIV armchair this ostensible elegance ensuring its function of ceremonial. It embodies the craze for curves and lacrosse endings that occur during the Regency in the third period of the Louis XIV period. Deliberately,…

Armoire Louis XIV en noyer – fin XVIIᵉ siècle – Périgord - ME002

Louis XIV walnut armoire – late 17ᵗʰ century – Périgord

This coffered armoire, with drawers in the lower part, is in the Louis XIV style. The ultimate aim was to flaunt in one’s own home an ostentatious piece of furniture, reflecting the pomp and splendour of Versailles, initiated by Louis XIV, the Sun King. This type of furniture crowned the social and economic success of…

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Recognizing Louis XIII, XIV, XV styles

Recognising Louis XIII, XIV, XV styles The Louis XIII style: turned wood The chairs with armrests became padded armchairs with armrests that frequently had a lion’s or a ram’s head at the end. The poly-lobed panels on the chests, armoires, cabinets and tall cupboards were, for the most part, carved in diamond shapes and sometimes…

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Life in the days of the Louis Kings

Louis XIII (°1601 – †1643) In terms of cultural development, Louis XIII’s reign was influenced by the alliance between his father, Henri IV, and his mother, Marie de Médicis, which injected into the whole of the Kingdom of France the elegance of the decorative arts that originated in Italy, the cradle of the Renaissance. Rather…

Period furniture

Some of the furniture on this page may already have been sold. Please contact us to find out if the item you are interested in is still available. The emergence of period provincial furniture – a play in three acts: The nobility The middle classes The rural populations The provincial furniture of the nobility In…

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In the convivial atmosphere of our salesroom gallery “Aux-Rois-Louis” in the heart of the Périgord Noir (only a stone’s throw from the famous Lascaux Cave), we are proud to present a splendid array of period pottery and, in all shapes and sizes, a large collection of authentic classical or rare antique furniture made from a…