French interior and upholstery by Sophie Bailly

Focus on french furniture style : Louis XIII

Legs variations for Louis XIII Style

Brace in "H"

The Louis XIII Style covers the period of 1610 to 1660 and combines many foreign influences (Flemish, Italian or Spanish). The main innovation for the chairs consists in the replacement of removable cushions by a fixed seat stuffed with balls of hair. Traditionally, Louis XIII chairs are covered with tapestry, velvet or leather, and finished with decorative nails.

How to identify the Louis XIII style ?

– Type of furniture : chairs, armchairs, stools
– Straight lines, high back with round shape* or square and law back
– Mounting out of turned wood, such as :

  • Turning in Salomonique : spirals (2)
  • Turning in balustrade : form pear (3)
  • Turning in chain : succession of ovoid masses (4)

– Brace in “H”
– “Sheep bones” arms or feet (1)

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