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Upholstered armchair with closed upholstered sidea. Specifically chairs of French style, copied in England and Germany.
Small slant-top table or desk, used to hold the Bible.
French teem for large architectural bookcase
Mirror with frame of marble or of marble and wood. Popular late 18th century, named after the usual port of origin.
English brass clock with open pendulum ans weights, chiefly late 17th century.
Roman seat for two persons.
Any chest for the storage of blankets.
Low heavy bed of Empire period, chiefly American, like the gondola or sleigh bed.
Bonheur du jour
French desk consisting of a flat cabinet with fall front, carried on legs. Developed for the use of ladies in the era of letter and diary, period of Louis XV and afterward.
French cabinet, tall and narrow, and deep enough to accommodate the elaborate bonnets peculiar to Normandy and Brittany in the 18th century.
French type of sofa, oval or round, with a pillar in the center.
Rocking chair, American 19th century, with wood seat curved upward, wide scrolled top rail, and delicate spindles. Usually painted with fine ornamental detail.
Small round table originally made for the game of that name, French, 18th century.
Chippendale's term for a piece of furniture of whicb the lower part was a desk and tbe upper a bookcase.
ventillated cabinet used in Europe for the storage for bread.
Small drop-leaf table whose leaves are supported by a swinging bracket resembling a butterfly wing or rudder.
Sofa or couch, originally curtained.
In current use, a magazine rack; originally a portable stand with partitions for sheet music, etc., also used.to carry supper trag, cutlery and plates.
Caqueteuse / Caquetoire
French chair with high narrow back and curved arms. Late 18th century.
Appearing in the late 17th century, card tables reached their zenith in the 18th century England. From Queen Anne through the Regency every style has a fine example.
In Sheraton's Drawing Book, it appears as a "Lady's Drawing and Writing Table" with a bank of small drawers and compartments placed upon a table.
Ornamental box for holding papers.
Early American chair of turned wood parts, named after a chair owned by Governor Carver of Plymouth.
A small box or chest, often of value and beauty, made of precious woods and metals; inlaid, carved or painted, they were used to hold money.
Italian settee formed by adding arms and back to a chest--literally cassone plus banca.
Box or vase with perforated cover for incense or perfume; also called essence vase
Italian chest or box with painted, carved, or inlaid decoration.
Upholstered armchair with open sides.
The current American household chest for storage of woolens, etc. for protection against moths.
Deep drawer for bottles in a side board; also a separate cabinet for liquors, glasses, etc.
Chair that can be extended to form a bed. Common in the 18th century England.
Chair with a hinged back that forms a tabletop when tipped down, a chairback when up.
A long chair; a form of sofa or daybed with upholstered back, for reclining.
Small French fireside chair with low seat.
Chair seat, usually rush, and round or bell shaped with thin rim of wood bent around the edge. American, early 19th century.
Large mirror, usually full figure length, swinging from vertical posts mounted on trestles.
Tall, narrow bureau or chest of drawers.
A heated platform-couch device, with incidental furniture like tables, stools and chests, was the dominated article of furniture.
Early keyboard musical instrument, forerunner of the modern piano.
Wardrobe; cabinet for storing clothes, with or without drawers.
English tray fitted with small rollers, used for circulating food and bottles on a dining table, 18th century.
Special chair having a narrow back with wings, shaped seat. At cockfights, the gentlemen straddled the seat, facing the narrow back, and kept his score on an adjustable easel.
Low, wide table now used before a sofa or couch. There is no historical precedent, but the shape permits the adaptation of low tables or bench form of every style.
Is a loosely defined type of chest or cabinet, usually low, and used against a wall as a receptacle, bureau, chest, console. etc.
Large, high, upholstered easy chair with wings. French, 18th century.
Sofa or settee with separate seats at each end.
New England chest, 17th century or 18th century, ornamented by three-carved panels and split spindles. They were extensively used throughout the northern colonies as dower chests and for storage generally, and many fine examples remain.
Armchair with the back on on two sides based on three legs, the fourth leg being the in the middle of the front. Also called roundabout chair.
American Empire type with carved cornucopia design on arms, back and legs.
Two-chair-back settee or sofa
An important table of the Gothic style, usually oak. Origin probably religious, from credere, to believe. Later used as sideboard for carving meat, displaying plate, etc. Prevalent in northern Europe.
Old English wooden footstool, usually low.
Small Jacobean three-legged table, generally round.
X-shaped chair, the sella curule of the Romans.
X-chair of the Italian Renaissance, having four heavy legs curving up to arms, with leather or fabric seat.
Darby and Joan Settee
Two-chairback settee, English.
Small writing desk, chiefly mid 19th century English. Characteristically, there are drawers that pull out sideways, and a lift lid, with or without gallery.
Rest beds, chaise lounges, and other elongated seating forms; these usually have raised pillowlike end.
Early French pedestal table fitted with the form of a woman's head, and used to hold headdresses.
English country chair, Jacobean period.
Upholstered couch without arms or back, originating in Turkish form of pile of rugs for reclining.
In desk cabinets, the small vertical drawers, usually found one on each side of the central compartment in the interior of writing section. Often ornamented with carved colonnettes.
Ecclesiastical cupboard for food for the poor; disappeared after the Middle ages.
Canopy bed with tester in either full dome or arched shape.
Two sets of drawers, the lower usually slightly larger than the upper; chest-on-chest tallboy.
Large, English wing-back chair; wholly wood in Tudor, upholstered in layer styles.
1. A low chest of drawers with a mirror over it, for clothing, storage, and dressing.
Desk front or leaf that falls forward for use.
Hinged flap or leaf on a table that when raised enlarges the top.
Concave seat in which the sides are slightly higher than the middle of the front and back.
French chaise lounge, or large upholstered chair and stool designed together to form a couch.
French canopy bed with full tester fixed to the wall instead of two posts, the drapery hanging down to the bedding and floor
Generally three or four circular trays graduated in size from the largest at the bottom, revolving about a central shaft; originated in England in the early 18th century.
Large cabinet or buffet with open shelves above for display of plates.
Any large chair, so padded or upholstered as to be suitable for lounging.
Small French corner cabinet.
Writing desk with drawers, pigeonholes, etc.
Whatnot; a series of shelves supported by columns, used chiefly for the display of curious Commonest in the 19th century, although graceful examples in exotic woods survive from the time of Louis XVI
Portable folding seat, like a camp stool. In religious use, a litany desk.
English chair, period of Elizabeth and James I. It was without arms in order to permit the then fashionable wide dresses, called "farthingale," to spread in all directions.
French upholstered armchair. The sides are open, while the sides of the bergere are upholstered solidly.
Canopy bed of smaller proportions. Planned in the 17th century as one to be carried about, the name came to signify the less monumental types with curved canopy and comparatively low turned posts.
Desk leaf that doubles over to a table surface. Found in French table desks, Sheraton desks, and American secretaries.
Box-shaped footstool with holes for radiating heat from a hot brick placed within. Sometimes decoratively carved in Early American work.
Roll-end bedstead without people
Important cabinets with rich carved cornices in the Baroque style, made in Friesland (Netherlands) in the 17th century.
The whole classification of tables in which one or more drop leaves are supported by a leg or gate that swings away from a central fixed structure.
Chair or sofa whose back curves downward continuously to form the arms, so called because of its supposed resemblance to an 18th century gondola.
Small French table for candles and small articles.
Early American chest, first found in Hadley, Mass. Typical tulip carving over front rails as well as the three panels. Often with a drawer.
Short posted bedstead without canopy.
Formal, ornamental chair, originally named by Manwaring.
Table invented by Sheraton in which the center part rises automatically when the leaves are raised, revealing fittings and compartments for toilet articles or writing materials. Recently adapted to bar and cellarette use.
Three-cornered chair with all turned-members; Early American (17th century) version of a Gothic type found throughout the Continent
Thickly stuffed upholstered footstool showing no wood.
Tall chest of drawers, usually in two sections, the upper chest being carried on a tablelike structure or lowboy with long legs.
Special long-legged seat for young children, has been given affectionate attention to design since earliest chair history.
is an American type, 1820-1850, named after Lambert Hitchcock of Connecticut. The typical form derives from a Sheraton fancy chair, and has a typical "pillow back," or oval-turned top rail, straight turned front legs, a rush or caned seat enclosed in thin wood strips.
English chair, early 18th century, of the decorated Queen Style. Has hoop back and pierced splat, with a heavy-kneed straight cabriole leg.
English wine table, 18th century.