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A Glossary of Furniture Terms

GLOSSARY OF FURNITURE TERMS ARMOIRE ART DECO BACHELOR'S CHEST Decorating style and type of furniture popular in the 1920s Tall wardrobe with Small, low chest, often doors on the front with a surface that pulls out for writing May also have Often includes rounded drawers and shelves First models date back or "waterfall" fronts to the 17th century BALL AND BANQUETTE CABRIOLE CLAW FOOT LEG A long, fabric-covered bench used in dining Carved foot that S-shaped leg on a looks like a bird's chair or table that claw holding a ball spaces curves out at knee and tapers at ankle Often built-in Common on tables and chairs Common on Queen Anne and Chippendale pieces CAMELBACK CAPTAIN'S CHAISE SOFA CHAIR LOUNGE Characterized by a A Windsor chair with Upholstered armchair with a longer back and seat for reclining curved back akin to tall legs and a low, a camel's hump rounded back Originated in the Rounded back Common in a variety 18th century leads into arm rests of formal and informal styles CHIPPENDALE FUTON HASSOCK Elegant style of furniture featuring cabriole legs and ball and claw feet Foldable sofa that Large, upholstered flattens out into a bed ottoman Great for houseguests or small apartments Can be used as a Originated in the late 18th footrest or as seating century in the eastern U.S. LOVESEAT MISSION QUEEN ANNE Furniture style popular in the early 20th century Small sofa that seats Graceful and elegant two people with curved lines Ideal for dens and Style tends to be heavy Important furniture style originating in the 18th century guest rooms and dark with simple rectangular lines SLIPPER WING BACK CHAIR CHAIR Short upholstered chair with no arms Armchair with pieces attached to the back Often has a skirt Attached pieces resemble wings INFOGRAPHIC PROVIDED BY OME COnsignment wwW.AUSTINCONSIGNMENTSTORE.COM Sources http://www.furritureieglossary/ http://www.neircorg/furniture glossershtm

A Glossary of Furniture Terms

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The chaise lounge is an upholstered armchair that has a long back and seat to allow a person to comfortably recline. It can be found in formal and informal styles. This infographic provides more fur...


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