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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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