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Néo-Grec. Neo-Classical style of the Second Empire in France (1852–70) in which GraecoRoman, Louis Quinze, Louis Seize, Pompeian, Adam, Egyptian Revival, and other motifs were disposed in a richly eclectic polychrome mélange. A good example was the Maison Pompéienne, Paris (designed 1855, destroyed 1891), by A. -N. Normand. The style enjoyed a vogue in the USA, and had a short-lived impact on interior design in England and elsewhere.


Jane Turner (1996)