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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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acorn cup

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design.

Covered silver cup shaped like the cupulate involucre in which the acorn grows, usually mounted on a botanical stem. Acorn cups were popular in Elizabethan and Jacobean England.

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agate glass

Overview page. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

An imitation of agate made by blending molten glass of two or more colours. The technique was known in antiquity and revived in late fifteenth-century Venice and Germany.

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Alcaraz

Overview page. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

Spanish centre of carpet production in Murcia. Alcaraz was one of the two principal centres (together with Cuenca) of carpet production in 15th- and 16th-century Spain. The hand-knotted...

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Antonio Barili

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design.

(b 1453; d 1516).

Italian intarsia designer, civil engineer, architect and engraver, was a native of Siena. From 1483 to 1502 he worked in Siena Cathedral, providing carving and...

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Antwerp-Louvre school

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design.

Modern name for a group of unidentified workshops that produced embossed parade armours and shields for the court of Henry II in the third quarter of the 16th century. Some ...

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apostle spoon

Overview page. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

Small silver spoons manufactured in England and Germany from the late fifteenth to the late seventeenth centuries. The tops of the handles were each shaped into the figure of an ...

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Bianchi

Overview page. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

A type of maiolica covered with a thick white glaze. Bianchi ware was often extravagantly shaped and pierced but tended to be lightly decorated, usually in blue and orange. The ...

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Biddulph, Anthony Nicholas Colin Maitland (<i>born</i> 1959), interior designer; sporting manager

in Who's Who

P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Industrial History; Industry Studies; Primary Products; History of Art; Industrial and Commercial Art; Social and Cultural History; Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Sport and Leisure; Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design. 99 words.

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broadcloth

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Plain, dressed, double-width, black woollen cloth, used chiefly for hangings and men's clothing; in early modern usage the term implied width, but subsequently it has been used loosely to...

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