Rococo Style

Style that flourished during the reign of King Louie XV of France, It overlapped w/ Baroque Style, hence their similarities. It also has carvings but to a lesser extent. Furniture are smaller. Key differences from Baroque: Rococo’s shell motif; curvy cabriole legs for furniture instead of straight; use of chinoiserie (Chinese motifs) & singerie (monkey motifs) in decor as interest in the East increased. Rococo is lighter, more feminine & simpler than Baroque. Also more comfortable & practical.

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