Louis XVI (1760-1789)

During this period, ceremonial rooms and townhouses of large cities were abandoned in favor of small, rustic retreats. Furniture was shorn of superfluous ornament, rococo tendencies and baroque excess. Lines became more restrained, but developed a new heaviness. The basic configuration of desks, commodes and small tables remained much the same as Louis XV style. Chairs had straight  fluted legs and rigid backs with severe arms.