Definitions for "Louis XIII"
king of France from 1610 to 1643 who relied heavily on the advice of Cardinal Richelieu (1601-1643)
Reigned in France between 1610 and 1643. Renaissance style of furniture during his reign underwent a revival in France in the 1880s referred to as Louis XIII style. Highly carved pieces include the buffet deux corps with its two superimposed units that often culminate in low pediments or cornices. Barley twist is another frequent trait of the Louis XIII style.
Transitional style from the Italian-influenced Baroque to the classical elegance of the Louis XIV.