Rococo

A mid-18th century style whose origins are credited to the silversmith J. A. Meissonie. This style is characterized by natural forms, asymmetric designs and ā€œCā€ and ā€œSā€ scrolls. The style was championed in England by William Hogarth (1697-1764), St Martin's Lane Academy, Thomas Chippendale and John Linnell (1729-1796).