régence style


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régence style

(rāzhäNs`), transitional style in architecture and decoration originated in France during the regency (1715–23) of Philippe, duc d'Orléans. The most important practitioners of the régence were Gilles Marie Oppenord and Robert de Cotte. In this period, curved lines and many motifs such as shells, masques, and sinuous foliated scrolls were introduced. These innovations were subsequently developed in rococorococo
, style in architecture, especially in interiors and the decorative arts, which originated in France and was widely used in Europe in the 18th cent. The term may be derived from the French words rocaille and coquille
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 design. The legs of furniture took bulging outlines and the corners of panels were curved. The use of gilt bronze was extended, and walnut, rosewood, and other woods largely replaced ebony in veneers.

Regence style

(1715–1723)
The decorative and elegant Rococo style flourishing under the regency of Philip of Orleans during the reign of Louis XV.

Régence style

The decorative and elegant Rococo style flourishing under the regency of Philip of Orleans (1715–1723) during the minority of Louis XV.