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

  • adj. Of, relating to, or characteristic of the heavy late-Renaissance style in architecture, furniture, and decoration of the reign of Louis XIII.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An epithet designating the styles of French architecture and decoration characteristic of the reign of Louis XIII. (1610-43), or in general of the first half of the seventeenth century.

Etymologies

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

Examples

  • Vases of costly workmanship, brass wine-coolers, enamelled glass frames, small mirrors set in silver, belt clasps, pins of every sort of conceit for the hair, choice old Louis Treize silver boxes of curious design, and watches, even old miniatures, are all of the order of things most desired.

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  • I used to find myself in a spacious salon, its appointments and fashion those of Louis Treize, with ghostly moonlight pouring in at lofty church-like windows and painting distorted shadowgraphs of heraldic devices upon the floor.

    The Orchard of Tears

  • In the latter country the periods of vogue are known as Francis Premier, Henri Deux, Henri Quatre, Louis Treize, Louis

    The Complete Home

  • What did Oliver know of Lydian modes or Louis Treize decoration or Astec clay dogs?

    The Rough Road

  • Viewed from the summit of the cliff on which Davenant's motor had stopped, the château was composed of two ancient towers guarding the long, and relatively low, relatively modern, brick mansion of the epoch of Louis Treize.

    The Street Called Straight

  • He did not know anything about the time, and his wicked Marquis de Villebelle is not early Louis Treize at all, but rather late Louis Quinze.

    A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2 To the Close of the 19th Century

  • Gallican courtier of any period from Louis Treize to Louis Quinze.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith

  • Flemings and Germans with quaint figures, tortoise-shell frames inlaid with copper and brass and mother-of-pearl and ivory; frames of ebony and boxwood in the styles of Louis Treize, Louis Quatorze, Louis

    Cousin Pons

  • "Mamma and I have an invitation to spend a week at Besançon -- you know, it's the splendid old chateau Louis Treize used to love to visit.

    The Second Generation

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