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Early French Renaissance style of the French Renaissance in the sixteenth century in France, who replaced the Gothic, created its own principles in the furniture and art flourished in the time in Italy of the Renaissance has become lean towards the baroque. In France, the Renaissance is not divided into early, and late flowering period, as in Italy. Here to refer to the style of shades used the names of kings who ruled at one time or another. Thus, to an era Early Renaissance style is Francis I, and its prosperity – the style of Henry II. In the early French Renaissance in large quantities are elements of the Gothic, and its strong influence is felt in all of the style of Francis I (1515-1547 gg.). Whole series of wars between France and Italy, which took place on Italian territory, introduced the French to the Italian Renaissance. Many works of art were taken from Italy to France, where many settled and Italian artists of the various branches of art. Their influence is reflected first of all the furniture, which Turenne and the Ile de France, ie, in the center of the country much earlier took new forms, rather than in Brittany or Normandy, where furniture for a long time remained true to the traditions and forms of the preceding period. One of the first pieces of furniture, executed in 1510, in the style of early French Renaissance, were made of oak, the place for clergy in the chapel of the castle Gelon, the Cardinal of Amboise, and 20 years later work began on the interior decoration of the castle of Fontainebleau, which belonged to the king himself.

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