A Visual Furniture Glossary for Landlords

A Visual Furniture Glossary for Landlords

A Current Glossary Of Furniture Terms

Used in the bedroom as a multi-function wardrobe. History of the armoire goes back to 16th Century France. Shelves and drawers make this piece good for storage.

Art Deco:
A style of decorating introduced in the 1920-s and 1930’s. This furniture style makes a modern statement in bold and precise patterns using geometric shapes and striking colors.

Bachelor’s Chest:
Dating back to the 17th century, this chest is low, small and sometimes was built with a pull out shelf for writing. Some rent styles have a drop-front drawer giving an option for a small TV.

Ball and Claw Foot:
Designed during the 18th century in its earliest form, the foot took various forms as a pony hoof, and lion’s paw. This is classical design denoting power. The ball was considered an orb noting high standing and the claw foot illustrated power in its grasp.

A highly functional piece consisting of 2 benches and table. Most of the time it is built it but a versatile option for additional dining space or for small families. Small space; this design is for you.

Cabriole Leg:
Elegant design from the 18th century shaped in two curves; upper is convex, and the lower concave. This dramatic design often ends with an elegant ornamental foot. This was often used in Chippendale and formal Queen Ann designs.

Camelback Sofa:
A camel’s hump that is curved to the back of the sofa is a popular design from the 18th century that is still popular today. Options for detail are endless.

Captain’s Chair:
Has spindles on the back for support, a rounded back and tall legs which make it popular in dining room furniture because of comfort. Often the back will follow down to a rest where you can place your arms.

Chaise Lounge:
Often used in bedrooms or sunrooms, this piece has a longer back that flows to a seat for relaxing. Often used as an accent piece in your choice of upholstery.

A furniture style held in very high-end pieces originating from the 18th century. Chair backs are often highly detailed flowing down cabriole legs ending with a special design featuring the ball and claw foot.

A highly functioned piece of furniture featuring the ability to fold out into a bed. This is often apiece used in college dorms, small homes or apartments and always a good options for house guests.

Commonly known as an ottoman. Can be found in fabric or leather coverings. Multi-functioning for seating and can also be found with the ability to store items.

A comfortable sofa; seats only two people, hence the name. Can be tied into your living room design or it is perfect for college dorms, your guest room or a small space as in a den.

A line of furniture that is dark and made the scene in the 20th century. Heavy and clean rectangular lines are characteristic of the Mission furniture.

Queen Anne:
The name will illustrate the beauty and detail that goes into this design that is graceful with curved lines. This design is used in more formal settings.

Slipper Chair:
Characterized by no arms and a short design. Often they will come with a skirt, which makes it good for cleaning.

Wing Back Chair:
Features an armchair with pieces attached that look like wings. Arms rests are usually curved.
Posted on Sep 26, 2013


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