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  • Thomas Christopher McDonnell (1838 - 1909)
    In 1901 England & Wales Census Thomas C McDonell Gender: Male Birth: Circa 1841 Manchester, Lancashire Residence: 1901 59 Langley, Langley, Cheshire, England Age: 60 Marital status:...
  • Thomas Christopher McDonnell (1869 - 1923)
    In 1901 England & Wales Census Thomas C McDonnell Gender: Male Birth: Circa 1870 Manchester, Lancashire Residence: 1901 36 Mill Lane, MacClesfield, Cheshire, England Age: 31 Marital...
  • David Nightingale Hicks (1929 - 1998)
    David Nightingale Hicks From WIkipedia David Nightingale Hicks (25 March 1929 – 29 March 1998) was an English interior decorator and designer, noted for using bold colours, mixing antique and moder...
  • Egon, Prinz zu Fürstenberg (1946 - 2004)
    Links: Wikipedia The Peerage Geneall
  • Josiah Wedgwood, of Etruria (1730 - 1795)
    Wikipedia Biographical Summary "... Josiah Wedgwood (12 July 1730 – 3 January 1795) was an English potter, credited with the industrialization of the manufacture of pottery. A prominent abolitionist,...

Decorative Art: Definition & Meaning

The term "decorative arts" is a traditional term for a rather unwieldy range of artistic disciplines concerned with the design and ornamentation of items, usually functional, that do not necessarily have any intrinsic aesthetic qualities.

What Does Decorative Art Include?

The definition and category of decorative art includes the creation of furniture and accessory furnishings, rugs and carpets, tapestry, embroidery, book illustration, floral decorations, ceramic pottery (earthenware, stoneware, porcelain and raku), basketry, goldsmithing, enamelwork, silverware, and jewellery art and mosaic art, as well as stained glass and interior design work.


Scope of Project

This project aims to include the following, but may eventually become sub-projects. If you create a sub-project, please add the link.

  • Potters
  • Ceramicist
  • Porcelain Painters
  • Mosaicists
  • Interior designers
  • Designers (wallpaper, carpet, stained glass, tile)
  • Textile artists (tapestry, etc.)
  • Basket weavers

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