The Louis XIV style (1661-1700) is lavish comprising objects in solid silver and furniture in gilt and lacqueur. Precious materials are used such as lapis lazuli, agate, marble, ivory. Andre Charles Boulle invents his "Boulle marquetry" using tortoise shell, copper and brass. It is the period of great cabinet makers: Pierre Gole, Domenico Cucci,Andre Charles Boulle, Alexandre-Jean Oppenordt, Jean Berrain etc. The decoration, influenced by mythology, is symetric with a wide use of gilt bronze. The chest of drawers is invented during this period.