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What was the Art Deco style originally known as?

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Art Deco Collectibles: Fashionable Objets from the Jazz Age
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In the 1920s and 1930s the Art Deco style influenced everything from art and architecture, interiors and furnishings, automobiles and boats to the small, personal objects that were part of everyday life: Featuring high-quality photography and vintage illustrations and ephemera, this book brings these objects to life in exquisite detail for the first time. The objects in this themed book encompass the Deco style at its most alluring, as well as the modernity, excitement, and social revolution of the Jazz Age.

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ANTIQUE FURNITURE TERMINOLOGY
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Below is an illustrated, alphabetical list of terms often used to describe parts of antique furniture. This will be very helpful if youíre interested in antiques and want to learn and understand the styles and construction of various types of furniture. Although some of the terms may be confusing, itís helpful to familiarize yourself with them before buying antique furniture.

Amboyna

Amboyna is a type of wood from south east Asia usually a reddish-brown in colour with a curled and mottled grain and was used for veneers in furniture.


Acanthus

An acanthus is a leafy carved ornament in the top of the columns of the Corinthian. They are found in mahogany furniture from the Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian periods.

Apron

An apron is situated below the seat rail of a chair, settee, cabinets and tables, it can be shaped like on this wonderful card table.
 

Alabaster

Alabaster is usually translucent and white or grey in color, form of the mineral gypsum which can be polished to a smooth and waxy finish. Often used in sculpture, decorative stone panelling, beads and cabochons.



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