French Style was a revival of styles that had been fashionable in France between 1660 and 1790. This taste was fuelled by the arrival in Britain of art dispersed after the French Revolution of 1789. The French Style represented luxury and glamour and was the most popular commercial style in Britain from about 1835 to 1880.
Gilt brass, with brass and glass liners
Museum no. M.3-1994
William Cook (painter (artist))
Coalport Porcelain Factory (manufacturer)
Porcelain, painted and gilded
Museum no. 3381-1901
Silk, silk gimp (fine braid) and wool over a wooden support
Museum no. T.208A-1921
Minton & Co.
Bone china, with bleu celeste (light blue) ground, painted in enamels and gilded
Museum no. 4323&A-1857
Bone china, modelled, painted in enamels and gilded
Museum no. C.22A-1985