Dictionary of Furniture: Second Edition

In a accomplished directory of entries from "Aalto, Hugo Alvar Henrik" to "Zui Weng Yi," Boyce illuminates readers approximately furnishings types, building information, terminology, furnishings designers, and layout events all through background and during the international. types lined contain European-inspired classical, baroque, pop, rococo, and modernist. This broad consultant might be useful for furnishings fans, historians, and people attracted to decorating their homes.

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TOILETTE EN PAPILLON Eighteenth-century French dressing desk formed like a butterfly or stylized middle. It had rounded lobes projecting ahead on both sides of the person, each one containing a suite of drawers. TONGUE sticking out strip alongside side or finish of a board, meant for insertion into matching groove, or rabbet, minimize in one other piece of wooden. the 2 items are thereby hooked up in a tongue-and-groove joint (see less than joinery). TOPINO, CHARLES (c. 1725–89) French ébéniste of the Louis XV and Transition types.

Thrones, the earliest recognized Indian furnishings, seem in carvings of the 3rd century b. c. , and will were trained by way of Mesopotamian designs. Low, flat structures, both polygonal or lotus-shaped, they'd brief legs carved as animal toes. Beds, just like Egyptian and Mesopotamian versions, have been low oblong frames. a bigger mattress, occasionally that includes a headboard, arrived with the beginnings of Moslem rule round a. d. a thousand, yet beds have by no means been very hot in India; bedding at the ground has consistently been the standard slumbering association.

He turned the said chief of latest Orleans’s cabinetmakers, operating in a huge, seriously carved model of the Rococo Revival variety. a bit referred to as the “Seignouret” chair, which he built, was once a gondola chair with a carved splat. within the 1840s he used laminating and wood-bending strategies just like these of John Henry Belter. Seignouret again to France in 1853, and preeminence in New Orleans fell to Prudent Mallard. secretary SELLA CURULIS Roman furnishings shape; X-frame folding stool with curved legs that served as brand of place of work.

In Italy, Renaissance-inspired designs have been released as early as 1840 via Giuseppe Cima, and within the 1870s the Florentine makers Andrea Baccetti and Luigi Frullini obtained specific acclaim. In Germany a couple of proven furniture-making agencies have been linked to the fashion, together with Wilhelm Kimbel of Mainz and Pössenbacher in Munich. In Vienna, German motifs have been additionally renowned and have been utilized by such enterprises as these of Anton Bembé and Carl Leistler. In France, Guillaume Grohé and Claude objectiveé Chénavard made outstanding furnishings according to the Henri II and Louis XIII types, however the Louis XVI revival tended to dominate in that nation, because it was once preferred on the court docket of Napoleon III.

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