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Archibald Knox and his Design
Archibald Knox · Art Nouveau · Celtic Revival
Archibald Knox was born in the year 1864 in the Isle of Man. Although being Manx by birth, he had a Scottish descent, and this origin would have an important aesthetical influence in his designs, inasmuch many of them feature the characteristic disciplined and sober traces of the North. Arch ...
Wondering about the Cabinet of Curiosities
history · cabinet of curiosities · first places
Cabinets of curiosities have been around for more than 4 centuries, and they may be regarded as the ancestors behind our passion for collecting antiques – these “chambers of wonder” were the first visible shape of our taste for antique and precious, foreign and exotic, mysterious or si ...
Chinese carved cinnabar lacquerware
The Chinese Art of · Cinnabar · Lacquerer Pieces
The material we know as “lacquer” has a plant origin, as it comes from the so-called “lacquer tree”, widely disseminated in Asia through a variety of subspecies. Indeed, the word we use - lacquer - connotes to this origin, and, interestingly, its western etymology is Portuguese and d ...
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