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During the reign of Louis XV, interior decoration, including frame design came to the forefront. The styles of the time reflected more curves and circles replicating scrollwork and swags used in interior design and artwork

When Louis XVI became King in 1774, his reign marked a return to the classics - the Neo-Classical Period. Designs during this time became simpler, with straighter lines and more symmetry; colors used were lighter in tone; and ornamentation became more delicate.