Elegant early Classicism
An abundance of filigreed flat stucco decorations cover the walls and ceiling: playful, yet symmetrical ornamentation separated into strongly articulated fields. The garlands, twining leaves, and rosettes are reminiscent of the art of antiquity. After the Rococo period, this transitional style introduced Classicism in France beginning around 1760. This phase is named for Louis XVI, who was the King of France at the time: thus, the Louis Seize.