The early Flemish style in Belgium closely followed the Italian and French work; hut their later designs were made much plainer and they developed a type that had strong characteristics of its own. It was a style very suitable for oak, the principal wood used. The Flemish sty le, which gets its name from that part of Belgium called Flanders, was very similar to the Elizabethan and Jacobean in England, and no doubt the latter named styles were considerably influenced by it.
Oarvod Flemish Cibin^t
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