Style Louis XV
Louis XV (fifteenth) furniture is also referred to as Rococo. These chairs are distinguishable by their curved forms, absence of stretchers, cabriole legs, and delicate, feminine appearance. Popular motifs include: shells, baskets/sprays of flowers, ribbons, symbols of love, and pastoral/romantic scenes.
Louis XVI (sixteenth) aka Neo-Classical.Louis XVI chairs are easy to spot because they always have the fluted leg. Where the Louis XV chairs were curvy, these are very angular with straight lines. Popular motifs include: columns, pilasters, wreaths, garlands, drapery, floral festoons, rosettes, lyres, urns and ancient mythology.