DESIGN DICTIONARY: Ribband
by Lynn Byrne
“If you are going to walk the walk, you should talk the talk.”
“The beginning of wisdom is the definition of terms.” –Socrates
RIBBAND: Carved ribbon decoration. First used by Thomas Chippendale in 1754 to describe the elaborately pierced center support of a chair back in form of a ribbon and bow. Sometimes spelled with one b, riband. Can also be used to describe a painted ribbon decoration.
Some contemporary interpretations:
Photo Credits: white ribband ribband close- up Chippendale chair Line drawing from Met. Settee Fabrege egg Candelabra Ribbon barstool Richard Judd chair Chair collage: Jonathan Charles, Victorian chair Chippendale pair of chairs Painted chest.