Rocaille Chandelier

An ornamental style very much in vogue in France in the eighteenth century under the reign of Louis XV.

The term originally meant the fake rocks covered with shells used since the Renaissance to compose decorative fountains and grottoes.

The rounded forms of Louis XV furniture symbolizes the art of 18th century art in accordance with court life, the loving style including; garlands of flowers, palms, foliage, lovers roses, cartridges and winged serpents all in harmony with each other.

Rocaille = Rococo.

Rocaille Chandelier