Academic Style. A style of decoration developed in the United States based on the copying of earlier English and French styles. The style was in the tradition of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, the designs being precise and academic. It was introduced to flatware in the 1880s, initiated at the Gorham Company and occurred in hollow ware from the late 1880s, and its use continued into the 1920s.
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Old masters by Gorham Sterling Silver Silverware Service Dinner set multi motif. For Sale at 1stDibs. (n.d.). Retrieved July 25, 2022, from https://www.1stdibs.com/en-gb/furniture/dining-entertaining/sterling-silver/old-masters-gorham-sterling-silver-silverware-service-dinner-set-multi-motif/id-f_22947532/