Furniture Glossary of Terms
There are currently 8 terms in this directory beginning with the letter H.
a technique used in the weaving of rugs in which yarns are tied, by hand, to the warp of the rug’s foundation. The tied yarns are cut to form tufts. The quality of a hand-knotted rug is measured in the number of knots per square inch, with a high number of knots indicating a tighter weave and thus a higher quality.
wood from a deciduous tree. Maple, walnut, mahogany and oak are examples of hardwoods frequently used in furniture construction.
Historically 1770-1786. A later contemporary of Thomas Chippendale, George Hepplewhite's name also became synonymous with the style of furniture he popularized. His lighter, more delicate style consisted of slender fluted legs with spade feet, delicate carvings of classical motifs, shield or lyre backs on chairs and damask silks and satins for upholstery.