Conversation-piece meaning

An unusual object that arouses comment or interest.
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A genre painting, popular especially in the 18th century, depicting a group of fashionable people.
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A type of genre painting, popular in the 18th cent., which shows a group of people in an appropriate setting.
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Something, as an unusual article of furniture, that attracts attention or invites comment.
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An unusual item, such as a painting, or a tabletop knick-knack which encourages comment from visitors, and so helps to break the ice.
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A painting of a group of people engaged in conversation or some other activity, popular in 18th century.
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