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Gothic is the term used to describe the style of art and architecture that developed in Northern France in the 12th Century AD, and subsequently spread across much of Western Europe. The Gothic style was adapted by artists and craftsmen in different regions, and continued to evolve as the predominant style of architecture until the 16th and 17th centuries.
While the Gothic is mainly associated with ecclesiastical architecture, other typical media include sculpture, panel painting, stained glass, fresco and illuminated manuscripts. While the Gothic fell out of favour for several centuries, it regained popularity in the mid-19th century (see: Gothic Revival)

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A brief history of design

Finding a piece of furniture and wondering if it would suit your living room is one thing, but to truly comprehend the era and influence of the style of the item is another. To aid you in better understanding the different styles and origin of items on auction, we have provided a brief history of styles and trends of each era starting from the 16th century until the present day.