Art and Antiques Terminology
There are 2 names in this directory beginning with the letter F.
Fake has two main meanings in antiquing:
Noun: A copy made and/or sold with the intention to pass it off as an original, that is, to defraud.
Adjective: The word 'fake' (often written 'faux') used to mean 'imitation', not real, when describing goods, so as not to confuse it with original materials, as in faux tortoishell, fake fur.
In the English language, when used as an adjective describing antiques, the French-origin word faux indicates that an item is made from imitation or artificial materials. Used in this fashion, it is not intended to defraud.
This is a Glossary of Art and Antiques Terminology. It includes Fine Art, Decorative Art and Design.
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