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ORIENTAL RUGS DICTIONARY

Adam

A style of architectual and interior decoration in vogue from about 1765 through 1790.  The Adam brothers were architects in England whose decorative style consisted of motifs drawn from Roman, Pompiian and Etruscan works.  Ovals, octagons, fans, wreaths, garlands and medallion shapes were common features of their decoration.  Carpets were made after the designs of the Adam brothers in Moorfields, England.  Often these carpet designs reflected the paneled relief ceilings of the rooms in which the carpets were to be used.  Colors were grey, light blue and jasper.