THE RECTANGULAR LINE OF THE PLATE RETURNS WITH FINIALS OF CLASSICAL ACANTHUS LEAVES.
THE PHYTOMORPHIC ELEMENTS IMITATE THE DESIGNS ON THE UPHOLSTERY AND FURNISHINGS IN VOGUE IN FRANCE DURING THIS PERIOD.
THE NATURAL MOTIF OF ACANTHUS LEAVES REMAINS BUT IS REPRODUCED WITH MUCH GREATER REGULARITY AND BALANCE.
Louis XVI was guillotined during the French revolution. The king encouraged a return to simplicity and balance and these characteristics were typical of his style.
by Giovanni Battista Piranesi
by A. Canova
The Pantheon, Parigi
The detailsSecrétaire - 1780
(Queen Marie Antoinette)
by Jean Henri Riesener