The architects’ table was made in the late 18th century due to the high, and fashionable interest in Architecture. It’s a desk with a drawing board attached, or installed in the drawer, with other drawers to store supplies. (Mi)
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Architrave’s an architectural element in classical architecture which refers to the beam resting on the capitals of the columns: The lowest member of the cornice. It can also refer to the moulding in a door. (Mi)
Architrave in the Basilica di San Salvatore, Spoleto, Italy.
Particularly refers to the English furniture designed by architects of the 18th century and has architecture features such as arches. (Mi)
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Stretcher in tables, chairs, etc., in an arched form. Typically seen in the English Restoration period. (Mi)
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Panel decoration in form of the arcade: arches with columns. Typically seen in English Renaissance designs and architecture. (Mi)
The back of chair or bed, representing arcade: arches with pillars. (Mi)
Series of arches supported by piers or columns. Arcade in design is used as a motif (carved decoration). (Mi)
Arca is a chest, used in the middle ages and renaissance, mainly in Spain and Italy, to store treasures. (Mi)
Arabesque refers to a carved design in the form of geometrical or floral scrolls, as well as the form of mythological characters, humans and animals, usually framed in a rectangular form. Arabesque is used by art historians to describe the elements in the decorations of two phases alone: in the Islamic art and the European art.
Arabesque (Islamic Art): From the 9th century and onwards. The Islamic arabesque is a developed version of Byzantine and Late Antique scroll decorations. There’s an emphasis on leafy forms and vines in the designs.
Arabesque (European Art): From Renaissance and onwards. In European art, arabesque refers to a decorative motif consisting of flowing and organic forms which don’t cross each other. It’s a simple form of the Arabesque in Islamic art. (Mi)
Arabesque in European Art: The “Tellus Panel” from the Ara Pacis, Rome, c. 27 A.D.
Arabesque in Islamic Art: Part of a 15th century ceramic panel from Samarkandwith white calligraphy on a blue arabesque background.
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An apron is a wooden panel which connects the legs to the surface of a table or chair. They are also used at the base of cabinets and chests (aka Skirt).
Apron is an important element in identifying the style and historical period of a furniture. It also serves an important structural role by keeping the legs in constant contact/paralel and also transferring the weight equally to the connected legs. (Mi)
Wood of apple tree has a pink brown colour and is a very hard wood. It’s used is mostly for small parts of furniture. Used in the 18th century for parts of the furniture such as the turnings. (Mi)