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Chantilly

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French town in the Oise region, c. 40 km north of Paris, and the site of a famous château. It is also known as a centre of production of porcelain and lace.1. Lace. 2. Porcelain.

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Jacques Androuet Du Cerceau

Overview page. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design — Lifestyle, Home, and Garden.

(c.1515–c.1586), French Huguenot architect and engraver whose two volumes on Les Plus Excellents Bastiments de France (1576 and 1579) are a precious document in the history of the...

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Louisiana Museum

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Humlebaek, near Copenhagen. Collection of modern art founded by the Danish merchant Knud W. Jensen (1921–2000) in 1958. It is housed in a series of buildings erected in stages between 1958...

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Madinat al-Zahra

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Near Córdoba, Andalusia, Spain, is an archaeological site with only a few buildings, reconstructed from archaeological fragments, rising from the ground but, nonetheless, a place of...

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patio

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Originally an inner courtyard, open to the sky, found in Spanish or Spanish-American architecture, the term has been debased by estate agents' employment of it to denote any small paved...

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pergola

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Two parallel rows of columns or piers carrying beams and a structure for climbing plants, flanking a path, set in a garden and often attached to a dwelling.

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shellwork

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Decorations made of sea shells applied to small objects, such as caskets, or to wall surfaces, such as in a grotto. It was a popular amateur pastime in the late 18th and 19th centuries.

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