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1) ormolu. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The term originally applied to a coating of ground gold and was extended to alloys of copper and zinc. Ormolu mountings were characteristic of 18th-century furniture...

2) Caffieri. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...French family of artists. Philippe Caffieri, 1634-1716, left Italy to enter the service of Louis XIV at the Gobelin factory. He and a son, Jacques Caffieri, 1678-1755,...

3) Empire style. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Empire style, manner of French interior decoration and costume which evolved from the Directoire style. Designated Empire because of its identification with the reign...

4) brasses, ornamental. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Roman times, is closely associated in art with bronze, a copper-tin alloy (see bronze sculpture). Brass was generally fashioned into utilitarian objects such as bowls,...

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