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The term has been used collectively to designate classical Greek and Roman works of art, particularly sculptures; as an adjective to indicate an object, a period, or a style of ancient or early times; and as a noun, for objects of art, furniture, rugs, pottery, metalwork, costumes, jewelry, and household goods of early production and for old artifacts generally. The demand and prices paid for antiques have led to the widespread making of reproductions and reconstructions, some with spurious marks of age. See antique collectingantique collecting,
the assembling of items of aesthetic, historical, and often monetary value from earlier eras. The term antique initially referred only to the preclassical and classical cultures of the ancient world. It is now applied to old artifacts of all cultures.
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. For a description of the characteristics of various styles, see DirectoireDirectoire style
, in French interior decoration and costume, the manner prevailing about the time of the Directory (1795–99), from which the name is derived. A style transitional between Louis XVI and Empire, it is characterized by a departure from the sumptuousness of
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, EmpireEmpire style,
manner of French interior decoration and costume which evolved from the Directoire style. Designated Empire because of its identification with the reign of Napoleon I, it was largely inspired by his architects Percier and Fontaine.
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, Louis periodLouis period styles,
1610–1793, succession of modes of interior decoration and architecture that established France as a leading influence in the decorative arts. Louis XIV
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, and régencerégence style
, transitional style in architecture and decoration originated in France during the regency (1715–23) of Philippe, duc d'Orléans. The most important practitioners of the régence were Gilles Marie Oppenord and Robert de Cotte.
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Bibliography

See L. Rosenstein, Antiques: The History of an Idea (2008).

antique

1. 
a. a decorative object, piece of furniture, or other work of art created in an earlier period, that is collected and valued for its beauty, workmanship, and age
b. (as modifier): an antique shop
2. any object made in an earlier period
3. the. the style of ancient art, esp Greek or Roman art, or an example of it
4. made in or in the style of an earlier period
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References in classic literature ?
He who would imitate an ancient language with success, must attend rather to its grammatical character, turn of expression, and mode of arrangement, than labour to collect extraordinary and antiquated terms, which, as I have already averred, do not in ancient authors approach the number of words still in use, though perhaps somewhat altered in sense and spelling, in the proportion of one to ten.
In other pictures there were steamships, battleships, submarines, and quaint looking railway trains--all small and antiquated in appearance to me, but wonderful to Victory.
For the rest, he is an old bachelor, and he lives in a little antiquated hole of a house that was never finished: supposed to be built, so far, of stones stolen from the city wall.
The church, the ruin, the antiquated graves, had equal claims at least upon a stranger's thoughts, but from the moment when her eyes first rested on these two dwellings, she could turn to nothing else.
On the other, the dusky old House of the Seven Gables, with the antiquated shop-window under its projecting story, and Hepzibah herself, in a gown of rusty black silk, behind the counter, scowling at the world as it went by
All fixed, fast-frozen relations, with their train of ancient and venerable prejudices and opinions,are swept away, all new-formed ones become antiquated before they can ossify.
They were old efforts, old exploits, antiquated examples of "smartness" and sharpness.
He then freed himself from Herkimer's grasp by a subtle motion, and, gliding through the gate, took refuge in his antiquated family residence.
GREEN Party leader Giorgos Perdikis has submitted a proposal to abolish an antiquated colonial law that allows up to five years in prison for organising strikes.
meters with remote reading meters, removing redundant or antiquated piping at Stations 3 and 21.
I went over to him with the trophy and said, "Not bad for an antiquated wheelgun and a Hi-Power.
au/entertainment/sydney-confidential/why-should-the-media-stick-to-an-antiquated-code-of-etiquette-when-kate-doesnt-bother-to-protect-her-own-modesty/story-fni0cvc9-1226933642087) The Daily Telegraph , a local paper owned by Rupert Murdoch, posted the photo in a piece titled, "Why should the media stick to an antiquated code of etiquette when Kate doesn't bother to protect her own modesty?