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Louis XV

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LXV - Baroque/Rococo Style – 1590-1725

Louis XV, known as ‘Louis the Well Beloved’, was a monarch of the House of Bourbon who ruled as King of France and Navarre from 1 September 1715 until his death. He succeeded his great-grandfather Louis XIV at the age of five.

 

Louis XV architecture continued the classicism of the Baroque era, but with an increased elegance and lightness in scale and appearance. Rococo or "Late Baroque" was an 18th-century artistic movement and style, Rococo artists and architects used a more jocular, florid, and graceful approach to the Baroque. By the end of the 18th century, Rococo was largely replaced by the Neoclassic style. The word is seen as a combination of the French rocaille (stone) and coquilles (shell), due to reliance on these objects as decorative motifs. When the term was first used in English in about 1836, it was a colloquialism meaning "old-fashioned".

 

We have created a Collection of Louis XV products all hand crafted and cast from premium grade solid brass which covers door handles, door knobs, window fittings and a range of accessories, all of which are true to the character of their era. The products in this Collection carry the graceful detail typical to Louis XV design.

As was common in this Architectural period most of the Louis XV products are face fixed to the door with exposed screw heads (fittings are supplied). All of our Louis XV door knobs and levers are sold in pairs but they can be ordered singularly if specifically required. Knobs are left unsprung and levers are sprung, unless otherwise requested.

All Louis XV products are available in our extensive range of surface patinations. See our Finishes page to find out more.

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