Neo-Classic Style

The style that came after Rococo, flourished during the reign of King Lous XVI of France. A reaction to ostentatiousness of both Baroque & Rococo, Neo-Classic was much simpler in design. It brought back the use of classic Greek & Roman Styles as that period coincided w/ the discovery of Pompeiian ruins. Traded free-flow curves of Rococo w/ tapering, straight fluted legs; mechanical, geometric oval & rectangular back rests for chairs. French version simpler than English (Adamesque) version.

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