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G. David Thompson

G. David Thompson  

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(b Peru, IN, 20 March 1899; d Pittsburgh, PA, 26 June 1965),businessman and collector. During the Depression Thompson gained control of several steel-manufacturing companies in Pittsburgh, whose ...
Samuel King

Samuel King  

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(b Newport, RI, 24 Jan 1749; d Newport, 20 Dec 1819),painter, carver and nautical instrument maker. King was the son of Benjamin King, a mathematical and nautical instrument maker ...
Andrea Brustolon

Andrea Brustolon  

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(b Belluno, 20 July 1662; d Belluno, 25 Oct 1732).Italian sculptor and draughtsman. He worked almost exclusively in wood. In 1675 he may have executed a group of angels ...
Adrien Faizelot Delorme

Adrien Faizelot Delorme  

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(b Paris, c.1715–20; d after 1783).French cabinetmaker and dealer. He was the most famous member of a family of cabinetmakers; his father, François Faizelot Delorme (1691–1768), and his brothers ...
Hagesandros, Polydoros and Athenodoros

Hagesandros, Polydoros and Athenodoros  

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(fl c.ad 10–20).Greek sculptors. Though originally from Rhodes, they emigrated to Italy at some time in the early Empire, where they produced the statue of Laokoon, which Pliny (Natural ...
Bauernmöbel

Bauernmöbel  

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The name given in German-speaking countries to furniture made in village workshops from the late 18th century to the early 20th, characteristically painted with folk-art motifs. In America, the ...
Brampton

Brampton  

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English centre of ceramics production. Town in Derbyshire where a group of manufacturers of household wares in brown stoneware were active from the 18th century to the early 20th. The ...
Brandon

Brandon  

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English centre of flint-knapping in Suffolk during the 19th century and early 20th. Brandon was the principal source of gun-flints, and of flints for building and ornamental purposes.
Caserta Maiolica Factory

Caserta Maiolica Factory  

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Italian maiolica factory. In 1753 the Bourbon king Charles VII of Naples (from 1759 King Charles III of Spain) established a royal maiolica factory in Caserta (20 miles from Naples). ...
Armorial porcelain

Armorial porcelain  

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Porcelain bearing heraldic arms, often used to denote porcelain with coats of arms imported into Europe and the USA from China from the late 18th century to the early 20th.[...]
Bruce Thomas Elgin

Bruce Thomas Elgin  

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7th Earl of, and 11th Earl of Kincardine (b Broomhall, Fife, 20 July 1766;d Paris, 14 Nov 1841). Scottish landowner, soldier, politician, diplomat and collector. Having only a modest income ...
Entre-fenêtre

Entre-fenêtre  

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Tapestry panel designed to fit between two windows, usually part of a larger set of tapestries.
Cut-card

Cut-card  

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Relief decoration on silverware in which a thin sheet of metal is cut ornamentally and soldered to the surface.
Noémi Ferenczy

Noémi Ferenczy  

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(b Szentendre, 18 June 1890; d Budapest, 20 Dec 1957).Hungarian tapestry artist and textile designer. She trained as an artist by visiting major European museums and by studying (1912) ...
Jean Jules John Dunand

Jean Jules John Dunand  

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(b Lancy, 20 May 1877; d Paris, 7 June 1947). French sculptor, metalworker, painter and designer, of Swiss birth. After an early career as a sculptor he began to produce ...
Echizen

Echizen  

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Japanese centre of ceramics production, based on some 20 kiln sites 7 km north-west of the city of Takefu (Fukui Prefect.) and active since the 12th century; Echizen is known ...
Firing-glass

Firing-glass  

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Eighteenth-century English table-glass with a short stem and an unusually thick base suited to being slammed on the table.
Flemish scroll

Flemish scroll  

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Shape of a double scroll as seen on the front legs and stretchers of many 17th-century English chairs.
Jean Puiforcat

Jean Puiforcat  

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(b Paris, 5 Aug 1897; d Paris, 20 Oct 1945).French silversmith, designer and sculptor. After service in World War I, he joined the family firm of silversmiths, working as ...
Partners’ desk

Partners’ desk  

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Large pedestal desk at which two people may sit facing one another, each with a set of drawers.

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