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Albert Magnus

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

(b 1642; d 1689).

Dutch bookbinder. Magnus made luxury pointillé bindings related in style to those of contemporary French binders, but distinguished from their work by the...

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Bendigo

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

Australian pottery founded in 1858 by a Scot, George Guthrie (1808–1909), in the Victoria town of Bendigo. The factory made household wares, including acid bottles, bricks, clay pipes, roof...

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bookplate

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A decorative label stuck in the front of a book, bearing the name of the book's owner.

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Elbert Hubbard

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

(b Bloomington, IL, 19 June 1856; d SS Lusitania, off Co. Cork, 7 May 1915).

American designer. He was initially a successful salesman for the Illinois-based Weller's Practical...

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Florimond Badier

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

(fl 1630–45).

French bookbinder who is primarily associated with the pointillé style. He used a distinctive finishing stamp, the profile of a man's head in dotted outline. Only...

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Halifax

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English centre of carpet production. The Yorkshire town of Halifax has been an important centre of carpet manufacture since the early 19th century. The firm of J. Crossley & Sons ...

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Jeremiah Dummer

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

(c.1679–1739),

colonial agent for Massachusetts and Connecticut, wrote a closely reasoned Defence of the New England Charters (1721) to answer the Parliamentary attacks of the...

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Overs, John A. (1808–1844), author and cabinet-maker

M. Clare Loughlin-Chow.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design; Literature. 1243 words.

Overs, John A. (1808–1844), author and cabinet-maker, was born in Birmingham, the eldest of the three sons of Richard Overs (1778–1851) and his wife, Elizabeth, née Mykins (or Meakins; d. cnull...

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Pugin, Augustus Welby Northmore (1812–1852), architect, writer, and designer

Alexandra Wedgwood.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design; Architecture; Literature. 5057 words.

Pugin, Augustus Welby Northmore (1812–1852), architect, writer, and designer, was born on 1 March 1812 at 39 Keppel Street, Russell Square, London, the only child of Auguste Charles Pugin...

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Sir Laurence Whistler

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

(b 19 Jan 1921; d Oxford, 12 Dec 2000).

English poet and glass-engraver. He began to engrave glass in 1935, and thereafter specialized in diamond-point and drill-engraved glass...

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