espagnolette

(from the article `Régence style`) ...tortoise-shell marquetry on ebony was adapted to the new taste. Woods such as walnut, rosewood, and mahogany were used as veneer. A sculptural ... ...In the following period (c. 1730–50), his artistry became balanced, retaining an elegant strength and avoiding the excess of Rococo; from ...
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