I am puzzled over the word order of the following phrase:
in a very charming little room furnished after the style of the simplest French period
I guess "French period" refers to a period when England was ruled by the Normans, but why is this word modified by "simplest"? I could easily understand this phrase if the latter half went like 'after the simple style of the French period". Could you tell me the meaning of "simplest" in this instance?