Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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center and corner piece style

A common style of decoration, essentially Eastern in origin, featuring a center ornament, circular or (occasionally) oval in shape, and often ARABESQUE , in combination with corner pieces generally made up of a quarter segment of the center ornament. The style was common on the Continent and especially in England from about 1580 to 1620. See also: CENTERPIECE . (243 , 347 )




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