French Régence Furniture

French Régence Furniture belongs to the transitional period between Louis XIV and Louis XV. The next King (Louis XV - Fifteenth) being too young to take over his duties the Duc D'Oleans was appointed to govern affairs until the young King could take over.

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The austerity of Louis XIV gave way to a much more open and frivolous society which in turn changed the style of furniture and interiors in general.

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The cabriol leg became popular, along with bronze mounts placed to hide the wood joints and at the same time act as handles.