Louis Quatorze


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Louis Qua·torze

 (kă-tôrz′)
adj.
Of, relating to, or characteristic of the baroque style in architecture, furniture, and decoration of the reign of Louis XIV.

[French.]
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Louis Quatorze

(kəˈtɔːz)
adj
(Art Terms) of or relating to the baroque style of furniture, decoration, and architecture of the time of Louis XIV of France and characterized by massive forms and heavy ornamentation
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Lou′is Qua•torze′

(kəˈtɔrz; Fr. kaˈtɔrz)
adj.
of or designating the baroque style of architecture, furniture, and decoration in France under Louis XIV, characterized by grandeur, largeness of scale, and lavish ornamentation.
[1850–55; < French: Louis XIV]
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References in classic literature ?
The formal monotonous ticking of the Louis Quatorze clock annoyed him.
The art center was established by the fashion house Louis Quatorze and it has been exhibiting craftworks as well as contemporary art pieces faithful to the mother company's characteristics.
Stylistically, the chair of estate, with its straight, upholstered armrests and elaborately carved front stretcher is closer to English examples of the 1680s and early 1690s, while the cross stretcher of the throne is reminiscent of grand armchairs made around 1700, when Louis Quatorze style somewhat corrupted the courts of William III and Queen Anne.
The hall houses some of the most coveted accessories and leather goods from powerhouse brands such as Louis Quatorze and Kwanpen, both of which are exclusive to Robinsons.
Toutefois, elle reapparut au dix-septieme siecle en France, a l'epoque du roi Louis Quatorze, sous le nom de [beaucoup moins que]Gobelins[beaucoup plus grand que].
We can easily understand the motivation of earthly rulers to not only compare themselves to the sun (as did Louis Quatorze (4)), but even to claim direct descent from it (as does the Japanese imperial family): What monarch would not welcome an association with a life-giving (and life-taking), all-seeing source of immense power?
While the Daily Racing Form still recognizes Secretariat's time for the 1 3/16-mile distance as 1:53 2/5, which would have broken Canonero II's then-record of 1:54 set at the 1971 Preakness, the Preakness's current official record time of 1:53 2/5 was later set by Tank's Prospect in 1985 and matched by Louis Quatorze in 1997 and Curlin in 2007.
Decorating designs included Louis Seize, Empire, Adams, Italian Renaissance, Louis Quinze, Louis Quatorze, Georgian, Regency, Queen Anne, Modern Dutch and Old Dutch.
Scanning the prissy Louis Quatorze sideboards and fussy damasks, one may question at what spiritual cost such compulsive perfection was achieved.
To stud at 4, and dam of: Balmont (2001 c by Stravinsky; Middle Park S.-Gr1), Ornamentation (2002 c by Honour and Glory; unraced), Valliere (2003 f by Louis Quatorze; unraced), Pacific Sky (2004 f by Stormy Atlantic; unraced), Imiloa (2005 f by Kingmambo; unraced), Eskendereya (2007 c by Giant's Causeway; Gr1 winner), Wear Red (2008 f by Henny Hughes; unraced to date).
Seoul, Mar 12, 2009 - (ACN Newswire) - d'strict Holdings, Inc., a Seoul-based user-experience (UX) design consulting company, has partnered with the Louis Quatorze fashion brand to launch Korea's first digital fashion store with 'Surface', the Microsoft multi-touch surface display.
Seoul, Mar 11, 2009 - (ACN Newswire) - d'strict Holdings, Inc., a Seoul-based user-experience (UX) design consulting company, has partnered with the Louis Quatorze fashion brand to launch Korea's first digital fashion store with 'Surface', the Microsoft multi-touch surface display.