Louis Philippe â€“ Napoleon III
The French romantics, and particularly Victor Hugo, discover again the Gothic art that had already been in great demand about fifty years before the Revolution. This Gothic influence becomes particularly remarkable with both the consecration of Charles X and the baptism of the Duke of Bordeaux in 1824. In this occasion the Architect Hittorf discovered Notre Dame de Paris with come parts belonging to the end of the 16th century. The Gothic style was immediately adopted by the furniture-makers. 1839 marks the triumph of Middle Ag in the pavilion of the xhibition devoted to jewellerâ€™s art. Chevanard (1787-1884), Viollet Le Duc (1814-1879), Lassus (1807-1857) tried their best to reconcile the Gothic requirements with the British comfort, which was greatly appreciated by the middle classes. In this period the search for antiques has begun. The â€œCathedral-likeâ€ decorations are successful everywhere. One could see nothing but pointed arches, rosettes and spires. This romantic period ends in 1836. The bends are enlarged, the ornamental motifs become superabundant. At Parisâ€™ Universal Exhibition in 1855, a revival of the Louis XVI styles are registerd. Ten years after, around 1865 the new Pompeian style appears but it is not in fashion for a long time. The mpress in particularly lean to the Louis XVI style and the Louis XVI â€“ Empress style is fashion in the elegant interiors.