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  Crosskeys Antiques - GLOSSARY OF TERMS

 

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DAVENPORT DESK


Small English writing desk. Characteristically there are drawers that pull out sideways and it will have a lift lid.


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DECORATED QUEEN ANNE


English style, approximately 1710-1730. Early Georgian; cabriole leg,

round back chairs with fiddle splats, claw and ball feet and generally curved forms.
 


DEMILUNE


Half round in plan, as in a console or commode.
 


DENTILS MOLDING


Series of equally spaced rectangular blocks in cornice molding, resembling teeth.

Used in the 18th century and later furniture, derived from Greek architecture.
 


DISHED CORNER


On card tables, a hollowed-out space in each corner for the purpose of holding money.

 

 

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Also see our "Guide to Materials and Manufacturing Mediums Used for Antique Reproductions"