Why did Louis XVI. of France, at his own personal expense, fit out whaling ships from Dunkirk, and politely invite to that town some score or two of families from our own island of Nantucket?
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In the red-carpeted front room, which felt like a room where you’d go to kiss your grandfather on the cheek after being freshly released from prison, large family-style gatherings of drinkers in Louis XVI—style chairs ate and smoked and shouted and pounded each other on the back around tables swagged with metallic gold fabric.
Donna Tartt -- The Goldfinch
When Louis XVI. was going to light out of the Tooleries a servant-girl done it.