Marie-Antoinette, last queen of France, wife of Louis XVI. In spite of the splendors of the court, the fashion and the extravagance, the style of the furniture will be opposite.
Louis XVI wants to free himself from rounded forms of his grandfather Louis XV. Lines became therefore pure and minimalist.
Ovals and circles are replaced by straight lines. Diamond shapes and grooves appeare. The legs shape are straight and tapered.
This style is recognizable anywhere.