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period piece

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(Art Terms) an object, a piece of music, a play, etc, valued for its quality of evoking a particular historical period: often one regarded as of little except historical interest

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n.
something, as a novel, painting, or building, of interest or value primarily because it evokes a period of history.
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Noun1.period piece - any work of art whose special value lies in its evocation of a historical periodperiod piece - any work of art whose special value lies in its evocation of a historical period
work of art - art that is a product of one of the fine arts (especially a painting or sculpture of artistic merit)
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Beautifully appointed furnishings with period pieces, artifacts and antiques and built in cabinetry reaching to an open beam vaulted ceiling.
Now, after period pieces -- "Gangs of New York" and "The Aviator" -- the legendary director is back on his familiar mean streets, albeit in Boston rather than his beloved New York City.
Readers learn the basics of upholstery skills with an eye to incorporating these modern designs into period pieces and modern furniture alike, making for an inspiring collection of details.
She added: "Blind with love, I wore those fussy, intricate, period pieces which looked all wrong on me as I like - and suit - sleek, clean lines.
Highly recommended especially for lay historians and writers planning to pen court life period pieces.
French doors, period lighting and unique found objects recall a tradition feeling next to a modern attitude of glass, metal and leather period pieces that enhances the character of the building.
While the storylines of these two pictures are worlds apart, both are period pieces about women whose star--crossed passions lead them to disaster: madness in Ma vie and violent death in Nouvelle-France.
Long says he finds buyers of his period pieces among people looking for authentic period pieces to use during mountain man "rendezvous" gatherings, where participants dress and equip themselves with clothing and gear appropriate to the time.
Alongside his own furniture, carpets, ceramics, and sculptural structures, including a double staircase dedicated to the late critic Barbara Reise, Chaimowicz has incorporated period pieces from Breuer and Isokon together with works by Enrico David, Paulina Olowska, Tom of Finland, Cerith Wyn Evans, Warhol, Giacometti, Marie Laurencin, and others, to construct a space that is almost usable yet thoroughly dreamlike.
Period pieces always have as much to say about the time they're made or shown as the time they depict.
This is an excellent source of romantic period pieces that provide's some refreshing alternatives to the more frequently heard nineteenth-century repertoire.
Gwen did all the decorating, which includes period pieces to add an authentic air.