The ABCs of the Decorative Arts: Imbrication

Our next stop on the alphabet of the decorative arts is imbrication.  Although this word may be unfamiliar now, you will soon start spotting this decorative feature everywhere.  Imbrication is decorative style featuring overlapping patterns, such as tiles on a roof or scales.  The word comes from the Latin imbricare 'to cover with tiles.'   The style first … Continue reading The ABCs of the Decorative Arts: Imbrication

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When William Kent and William Hogarth Collide: An Exceptional George II Mahogany Longcase Clock

Today is the story of two Williams--William Kent, the renowned designer and architect attributed with the Palladian Revival, and William Hogarth, an English painter whose name is synonymous with English satire in Georgian art. We recently acquired a George II mahogany longcase clock in the manner of William Kent.  The case is constructed in a … Continue reading When William Kent and William Hogarth Collide: An Exceptional George II Mahogany Longcase Clock