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Bustle Era

The early 1870s, after the Franco-German War won by the Germans, saw an unprecedented development fuelled by speculation, stock trading, and increasingly rapid industrialisation. In this period, the increasingly wealthier upper classes openly and willingly display their affluence. A pretentious, grossly overdone style prevails. 

Architecture, interior design, fine art and fashion are oriented to the Baroque style of the court of Louis XIV.