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The true Louis XV rococo style occupies the middle years of that king’s reign and is arguably furniture’s richest period. The finest aristocratic homes had winter and summer sets of curving furniture, elegantly made from up to 50 types of wood that were carved and ornamented to the highest standards with metalwork, chinoiserie, gilt, mirrors, porcelain plaques, and bright colors. The bergère easy chair, first made c. 1725, proliferated as did the cabriole chair, the duchesse-type rolltop model made for the king himself, and the mechanically ingenious dual-purpose “secretaire à Capuchin” or “à la Bourgogne.”
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Left, a fine Louis XV style corner vitrine in gilt bronze mounted kingwood.
Turri's latest classic line, the Versailles collection, designed by Fabio Friso, represents luxurious home elegance and features a rich Louis XV style updated with glossy finishes and a stylish leather process.
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Then there was the enquiring mind of Henry Cyril Paget, who toured the continent for three years with an entire orchestra, five truckloads of luggage and his own car, decorated in the Louis XV style, and with a perfumed exhaust.
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