15th International symposium on Wood and Furniture conservation by Stichting Ebenist

Call for Papers

Louis, Louis, Louis! Origins, flourishing and spread of an international furniture style

2 september 2019 CFP 2020 – 15th Int Louis Louis Louis_Origins

Call for Papers

French fashions and styles have been en vogue for centuries, and the French court remained the epitome of style long after the Sun King’s reign had ended.

The so-called Louis styles have been admired, followed, collected and reworked by many artists, in and outside of courts, and in many countries all over the world. Though French in origin, the Louis styles can therefore be seen as an international style phenomenon, spanning – with modern examples included – as many as five centuries. Furthermore, the Louis-styles and periods embody the height of European furniture making.
Because of the omnipresence of the Louis styles and their importance for the history and development of furniture, we hope many conservators and researchers have come across interesting examples they may wish to present.