Tin-glazed earthenwares from Italy.
Enamelled stoneware with high relief decoration developed by Minton in the 19th century.
Pieces of veneers of different coloured woods, natural, stained, and burned (to give shading), laid into a wooden ground (solid or veneer). Often seen on Dutch furniture, especially early examples of marquetry, it always depicts architectural, figural or foliate designs. (See Inlay and Parquetry ).
The joining together of two previously unrelated parts to form a whole.
A utensil with a long narrow scoop at both ends. Used for extracting marrow from
A niche with a pointed arch, seen on prayer rugs.
Glass made by fusing differently coloured rods of glass which resembles "a thousand flowers"; used especially for paperweights.
Typically seen at the corners of a picture frame, this is the oblique bisecting line at the [mitre] joint of two pieces of wood, which is generally (but not always) a right angle.
Large silver bowl, with a shallow scalloped rim.
A cabinet-maker's joint where a square or rectangular projection cut on the end of one piece of wood (tenon) fits into a hole or slot of identical size, shape (and depth) that's been cut into the other piece (mortice). This is a very common joint in cabinet making.
Rectangular holes or slots cut into wood that will receive another, similarly-shaped and sized member (called a tenon ) to make a right-angle joint.
A spoon whose bowl is decoratively pierced. Used to skim off tea leafs. The handle is thin and tapers to a point, which was used to unclog the spout of a teapot.
Slices of shell often used for decorative inlay.
A decorative detail, often repeated to form a pattern.
Glasswares manufactured in large quantities by forcing glass into a mould.
In furniture, a shaped strip of wood, of uniform cross-section, and which is sometimes carved, used either as decoration, or to conceal a joint. In pottery, it was once a term applied to any item that had been cast in a mould, but now applies to any carved projection, in wood or stone, or even one cast in plaster.
A chest with lifting top and drawers below. A hybrid between a chest and chest of drawers, hence the name "mule." An English term.
A main vertical framing member of a stile , specifically the central upright connecting the top and bottom rails of a frame.
A clock of novel form in which the movement is ingeniously disguised.