Louis XIII style


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Louis XIII style

Early seventeenth-century French furniture in showy mannerist fashion and made of ebony or walnut wood, decorated with lavish semi-precious stones and veneering. Flemish-imported geometric panels are its most distinctive feature. The cabinet, the most important piece, sometimes had a fall front added. Mainly oblong-shaped tables abounded and dining tables first had extensions. Upholstery included leather and became fixed for the first time.
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No doubt with his French wife in mind, Corbett brought over a French architect to create a chateau in authentic Louis XIII style.