Rococo came about in late 18th century Continental Europe as the late Baroque style fused together with French elements. The word Rococo comes from the Italian Barocco or Baroque combined with the French rocaille, or shell. The main characteristics of Rococo are shell like curves, elaborate, ornate decorations featuring motifs and asymmetrical scrollwork, and an overall complete feel, as rooms were decorated as total works of art combining fancy furniture, sculptures, tapestries, decorative mirrors, reliefs and wall paintings. Rococo was replaced by the neoclassic style.