Pocket CEU: Understanding Louis XIII, XIV, XV, and XVI Furniture
By John Kroger
Louis styles continue to play a role in designing North American interiors as these influential styles were created at a time that at once reflects who we are, and our political system. As American is mostly a product of Western European civilization, these Louis Styles still resonate and are important to us.
Today it may be more common to see a chair described as Louis XV "style," meaning it is not a true replica. However, it is less significant that these styles are modified to suit today's needs, than that they are still influencing design 400 years later.
This CEU was created with the help and expertise of Dan Garfink, co-owner of French Accents Fine Continental Antiques in Baltimore MD. It was published in the July/August 2006 edition of Fine Furnishings International Magazine and is presented here with the permission of the publisher.