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cheat sheet: Love the History behind the Detail of each style/if I ever eventually make a chair I'd love to know where each style of leg came from, what time period etc. It would make the chair all the more meaningful.

I remember being confused by all the different Louis chairs in my period style class. This is good to have.

Here are some fabulous drawings of four different armchairs in the French Louis styles: Louis III, Louis XIV, Louis XV, and Louis XVI!

Guía para sillas de estilo francés Louis

These chairs are more linear and more massive. Frequently they have motifs in tortoiseshell, gilt bronze or silver. Some may have classical motifs of fluting. These chairs were meant to impress!