decorative arts

decorative arts
Arts concerned with the design and decoration of objects that are utilitarian rather than purely aesthetic, including ceramics, glassware, basketry, jewelry, metalwork, furniture, and textiles.

The separation of the decorative arts from the fine arts is a modern distinction.

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