Monday, 2 January 2012

King Louis XVI of France.

Louis XVI aged 20.

Louis Auguste was born in the Palace of Versailles in Paris on 23 August 1754. At the age of 15 he married a very young Marie Antoinette, who was just 14. He became king  in 1774.

Distinctive Louis XVI style furniture, known as neo classical, became very popular during the king's reign.

A Louis XVI chair, which is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.