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.
Popular during the early 1600's. Louis XIII furniture pieces tend to have a straight line. Case pieces are usually symmetrical and separated into two parts. Panels on cabinets have square panels and have a broken pediment design. Favored details are twisted columns, turned legs, and balusters. The prominent decorations are inlay, marquetry and intricate carvings. Ebony, walnut, and oak are the most popular woods of Louis XIII pieces.
Pertaining to the styles in France 1610-1643.