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A. D. Copier

Overview page. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design.

(b Leerdam, 11 Jan 1901; d Wassenaar, 19 Dec 1991).

Dutch glass designer. He worked at the royal glass factory in Leerdam (see Leerdam glass), where his father was head ...

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à la Façon de Venise

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Glass is said to be à la façon de Venise when it imitates the style of Venetian glass. Such glass was made from the late 16th century in the Netherlands, the Rhineland and by Giacomo...

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Aalto, Hugo Alvar Henrik (3 Feb 1898)

Edited by Gordon Campbell.

in The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design. 136 words.

(b Kuortane, 3 Feb 1898; d Helsinki, 11 May 1976).

Finnish architect and designer. He

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Abaquesne, Masséot (1520)

Edited by Gordon Campbell.

in The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design. 155 words.

(before 1520–before 1564).

French potter based in Rouen. Nothing is known of his work prior to the ornamental

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Abbotsford period

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Late 19th-century term for the heavy mock-Gothic furniture of the 1820s and 1830s, so-called from the name of Sir Walter Scott’s house; the style is now called ‘Scottish Baronial’, a term...

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Abbotsford period

Edited by Gordon Campbell.

in The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design. 40 words.

Late 19th-century term for the heavy mock-Gothic furniture of the 1820s and 1830s, so-called from the name of Sir Walter

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Abildgaard, Nicolai Abraham (11 Sept 1743)

Edited by Gordon Campbell.

in The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design. 338 words.

(b Copenhagen, 11 Sept 1743; d Frederiksdal, Copenhagen, 4 June 1809).

Danish painter, designer and architect

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Abraham Buzaglo

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(b 1716; d 1788). Moroccan iron-founder who settled in England in 1762. He invented an innovative three-tier cast-iron stove decorated with extravagant reliefs. His name was so strongly...

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Abraham Darby

Overview page. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design — British History.

(1677–1717).

The founder of the great Shropshire iron industry, using local supplies of coal and iron. He was born in Worcestershire of a quaker family, apprenticed in Birmingham,...

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Abraham Dubois

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(b 1751; d 1811). American silversmith whose workshop in Philadelphia specialized in domestic silver in the Federal style.

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