Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or characteristic of the rococo style in architecture, furniture, and decoration of the reign of Louis XV.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An epithet designating the style of French architecture and decoration which succeeded the Louis-Quatorze style, and characterized the reign of Louis XV. (1715-74).

Etymologies

French.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • The print on a precisely tailored dress lures you into the midst of a well-appointed, hyperreal space where gumball-pink Louis Quinze chairs flank a gilt console and a picture window that reveals a garden beyond.

    Interior Motives

  • The Givenchy presentation was not unlike the scene in Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey," where an inexplicable black monolith materializes in an ornate Louis Quinze bedroom.

    Welcome to the Show

  • The furniture was not plentiful, nor was it in the style of Louis Quinze or Louis Seize, but it was sufficient.

    The South Pole~ A Day at Framheim

  • They are nearly always caressing in their manners, as if the heyday of love still lingered on for these septuagenarian portraits of the age of Louis Quinze, with the faint perfume of poudre a la marechale always clinging about them.

    A Woman of Thirty

  • We headed back into the souk, where amid the shacks a reproduction Louis Quinze bedhead was propped against a wall.

    A House in Fez

  • Their horsemanship is peculiar, they balance themselves upon little Abyssinian saddles, extending the leg and raising the heel in the Louis Quinze style of equitation, and the stirrup is an iron ring admitting only the big toe.

    First footsteps in East Africa

  • The furniture was not plentiful, nor was it in the style of Louis Quinze or Louis

    The South Pole; an account of the Norwegian antarctic expedition in the 'Fram', 1910 to 1912

  • Of course he motored to New York immediately, then he wired to me at Newport, and together we opened his apartment at the Louis Quinze.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • They sat in the Louis Quinze dining room of the Ritz, tucked away in a corner, shaded by a large feathery plant, and a little out of place in civilian clothes amidst the sea of uniforms.

    Bottled Spider

  • A young woman who was James Mullen's secretary saw it in a shop window in Bond Street, draped across the seat of a (reproduction) Louis Quinze chair with a silver chain necklace lying on it and a black picture hat with a dark-blue ribbon covering one of its corners.

    Piranha to Scurfy & Other Stories

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