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- building style (mainly domestic) of the reign of James 1 of England 1603-25. More sumptuous than Elizabethan it was characterised by the use of a number of details from different renaissance styles, principally, extravagant dutch curved gables, strapwork, fancy chimneys and mullioned, often tripartite windows. Internally, there could be extravagent pendulous plasterwork, and grand staircases. The style was revived during the nineteenth century mainly for country house, and grander surban villa type buildings.