period-piece

period piece

noun
something, as a novel, painting, or building, of interest or value primarily because it evokes or epitomizes a particular period of history.

Origin:
1925–30

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period piece
 
n
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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