A pair of Louis XVI Style painted side chairs with caned back and leather seat in a beautiful cognac color
Louis XVI style fell between 1774–1793, which was at the time the tale end of Rococo and the beginning of Neoclassicism. Neoclassicism was reflected in the architecture, painting, and sculptures, so the styles gravitated towards something opposite than the ornate rococo. Louis XVI chairs are often oval, rectangular or shield form. The cabriole legs of the Louis XV had been replaced with straight legs and are fluted legs imitating the columns of ancient Rome. Most of the furniture and chests were rectangular, or square than the obvious curves such as the Bombe chests of Louis XV.