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French furniture: Styles
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Stamps of Cabinet-makers masters at the XVth century and their typical furniture

French Furniture Styles
LOUIS XIII - XVII century
Louis XIII : 1601 - 1610 - 1643
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Louis XIII style actually began under Henry IV who patronised caftsmen. The economic situation called for rigour which was reflected in the sobriety of the materials and the style : elaborate carving disappeared, spiral and bead turning appeared, the cabinet-maker worked mainly with ebony and perfected veneering.

Furniture : tall cupboards, full dressers, tables with a varying number of legs were all extremely structured. Chairs were given arms and stools were upholstered. Cabinets were common.

Materials : natural woods : oad and walnut in the beginning, then ebony appeared. Craftsmern began to use metals : pewter and copper as in Italy - a forestaste of Boulle's style. Leather was finely worked.