Definitions terms of antiques or collectables, some are quite common and some not so common.
Definitions are from various sources.
A stylized decoration with four lobes or leaves
Designs made by scrolled paper filigree, usually with gilt edges and incorporating other ornamental materials.
A process of making a hollow ware by hammering a flat metal sheet on a series of anvils.
An ornamental reinforcement, resembling a tail, on the underside of the bowl of a spoon.
A type of hinge with a tapered, curved extension running downward, usually with a cutout decoration at the end.
Parallel, semicircular molding which protrudes from the surface.
Decoration that is above the surface.
Designs in metal that are raised by hammering from the back.
A type of chair back of the Chippendale period characterized by a series of horizontal, interlaced elements connecting the stiles.
A style of art and decoration developed in the 18th century France, characterized by designs curvilinear in form and imitative of shell worked, scrolls and foliage asymmetrically arranged.
A fork with two broad tines and one with a curved, sharp edge. Also known as a Ice Cream fork.
Ornamentally roughened surfaces and recessed joints in stone work.
A wooden chair seat shaped like a saddle, common to Windsor chairs.
A hard, rough, transparent glaze produced by introducing rock salt to the kiln during the firing of earthenware or stoneware.
A silver tray form without handles, often on feet.
to make an object by pouring metal into a mold formed in sand.
A wall bracket fitted with one or more candlesticks.
Popular in 19th century which is made of native agate, most often silver.
A spiral or rolled decoration.
A pediment formed by interrupting confronting cyma curves; also called a broken-scroll.
The design on pottery made by cutting through the outer glaze to expose the color of the base clay.
A high-back chair with short legs, usually upholstered, and without arms.
A slim elongated, pointed foot on furniture legs.
this sheets of silver fused over copper, dating from the mid 19th century
A foot shaped like a head of snake on furniture legs.
A scroll foot with vertical ribs following the curve of the scroll, usually found on furniture in the William and Mary period.
an inexpensive alloy of zinc, lead, and tin that is silver or blue-white in color.
The upright, center support in a chair.
Chair back curved to accommodate the contours of a human back.
A removable cushion for a seat.
A scroll in the form of the letter S. Also called a Flemish Scroll.
established standard by English law. Customarily indicated by a stamping on silver articles. Indicates the relative purity of the item. contains no less tan 925 parts silver in 1,000 parts of metal.
A form of hard, nonporous pottery made of clay fired at a high temperatures; often salt glazed.
Decorative, flat interlaced bands applied or carved on a surface.
A plain, square rear leg with a slight backward curve.
Floral motif found on a early chests carved in Connecticut.
A clock incorporated within a tall, standing case to protect the works and accommodate the pendulum. May also be called a long case clock or grandfather clock.
A large drinking vessel with handle and hinged lid.
A rectangular low table, used in public meeting houses, with a sturdy framework and turned legs and stretchers.
The canopy of a high-post bed, made of wood or fabric.
Thin sheets of steel coated with tin, commonly used for toys and household articles.
A photo on a tin backing.
Painted tin ware.
A stone used to test the purity of gold and silver by the mark left on it when rubbed by the metal.
A watch movement in the which the escapement is mounted on a revolving carriage invented in 1801.
A hallmark representing the town of origin of a piece of silver.
A pothook, adjusted by ratchets, to be hung from a crane in a fireplace; also a similar device for raising and lowering lamps.
Small objects made of wood.
A stylized decoration with three lobes or leaves.
A three-toed foot; sometimes known as a drake foot.
A low, rolling bed, usually for a child, designed to fit under a large bed; also called a truckle bed.
A large, covered, footed bowl, usually with handles, not very deep vessel, about 6" inches across, a large opening, and generally severed soups or broth.
A type of needlework imitative of the pile carpets imported from the East in the 17th century.
The drapery hanging across the top of a window or at the edges of a bed or table.
Thin layers of wood or other materials glued to a solid ground.
Yamato meaning Japanese and E stands for painting
An early wall clock in which a short pendulum hung freely without a covering.
A mobile stand with multiple open shelves for holding ornamental objects.