Furniture Glossary of Terms
There are currently 7 terms in this directory beginning with the letter G.
gate leg table
a variety of drop-leaf table in which the extended leaf is supported by a leg that folds into the base when the leaf is not in use.
Historically 1714-1795. Following Queen Anne style, it is distinguished by more ornate carvings, the absence of straight lines and the use of casters on chair legs.
a flat decorative trim or braid that conceals upholstery fastening points, such as staples or tacks.
aniline leather run through high-pressure glass or steel rollers to add luster and polish a hide.
Historically from 1150 to 1500. European style derived from the cathedral architecture. Heavy, large pieces were generously carved in architectural motifs. Chests banded with decorative wrought iron, large trestle tables, and such symbols of status as "beds of estate" and X-framed chairs are characteristic.