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PART ONE GENERAL SURVEY
The Medieval Period
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acanthus appeared armchair arms baluster bog oak bookcase brass cabinet cabriole legs canework carved chest of drawers Chippendale circular classical colour consisted cornice cupboard curved day-bed desk dining-room doors elaborate English example fashionable feet finished fitted flat fluted frame framework French front legs furni Georgian period gilded glass glazed gold Gothic Hampton Court Palace handles hinged houses inlaid interior decoration lacquer later eighteenth century linenfold looking-glasses lower mahogany marquetry metal mirror plate mouldings mounted narrow ornamental motif oval painted panels pattern pedestal pediment perhaps pieces of furniture plain popular rectangular Regency period Robert Adam rococo rooms rosewood satinwood scroll seat rail secretaire seen settee shaped shelves Sheraton side tables sideboard small tables sofa solid sometimes splat stand stools strapwork stretchers style supported tapered legs taste top rail tripod upholstered upholstery uprights usually velvet veneer Victorian period walnut whilst William Kent Windsor chair wood