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Louis XIV of France (1638-1715) ruled France for 72 years, the longest reign of any French monarch[1]. The furniture of this era is characterized by intricate marquetry, heavy carving and gold leaf decorations of scalloped shells, lions and the sun[2].


  1. Wikipedia: Louis XIV of France
  2. "French furniture history",