charles locke eastlake

Eastlake

[eest-leyk]
noun
1.
Sir Charles Locke, 1836–1906, English architect, designer, and author.
2.
a city in NE Ohio.
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Eastlake
style of furniture, 1878, often a mere debased Gothic, but at its best inspired by Eng. designer Charles Locke Eastlake (1836-1906) and his book "Hints on Household Taste."
"I find American tradesmen continually advertising what they are pleased to call 'Eastlake' furniture, with the production of which I have had nothing whatever to do, and for the taste of which I should be very sorry to be considered responsible" [C.L. Eastlake, 1878]
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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