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What is a rosette?

A small rose.
A circular floral design.
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Below are the answers to the antiques trivia questions that have appeared on my Home Page.

Latest Trivia Answer: What is a rosette? A circular floral design.

What is Favreil?
A type of glass invented by Louis C. Tiffany and used in making his lamps.

What is a kugel: 
The first glass Christmas ornament.

What is Beaumontage?
A filler used in restoring furniture.

Who was Charles Lock Easklake?
The author of Hints on Household Taste, the book that revolutionized American interior design.

Why did people use chocolate pots?
To serve hot chocolate, a favorite drink among Victorians in winter.

Who was Thomas Chippendale?
Thomas Chippendale was an English designer who worked in England. American furniture craftsmen copied his designs in the late 18th Century.

What is a solar lamp?
A new type of gas lamp technology that appeared in the 1840s.

What is a bob? 
The brass disc on the end of a clock pendulum
 

What is a cartouche?
An ornate Rococo framing motif.


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