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period piece

noun
1.
something, as a novel, painting, or building, of interest or value primarily because it evokes or epitomizes a particular period of history.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30
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  • You're constantly aware that you're watching a period piece, albeit one with some vivid scenes and interesting details.
  • Entering the theatre, contemporary visitors experience the treat of seeing a remarkable period piece.
British Dictionary definitions for period piece

period piece

noun
1.
an object, a piece of music, a play, etc, valued for its quality of evoking a particular historical period: often one regarded as of little except historical interest
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