Oct. 29

 

DESIGN DICTIONARY: Marquetry versus Parquetry

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 MARQUETRY:  use of wood veneers inlayed to elaborately decorate furniture, typically involving pictorial designs and Read more [...]

Oct. 20

 

DESIGN DICTIONARY: Butler’s Table

by Lynn Byrne

BUTLER'S TABLE:  Typically a table consisting of a tray atop a folding stand, probably originating in England in the mid-1700's.  The first stands where two X-frames. Later stands could have four legs joined by an X-frame.  The tray can be rectangular Read more [...]

Oct. 06

 

DESIGN DICTIONARY: Reeding v. Fluting

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 REEDING v. FLUTING: With respect to furniture, reeding is a type of ornamental carving made up of rounded convex ridges. Read more [...]

Sep. 15

 

TODAY’S BEAUTIFUL: Verre Eglomise and the art of Miriam Ellner

by Lynn Byrne

      Remember the Design Dictionary entry when I told you about the fabulous art form of painting on the reverse side of glass called verre eglomise?  Well it is almost a lost art form.  Very few contemporary artisans have Read more [...]

Sep. 09

 

DESIGN DICTIONARY: Honest Construction

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 HONEST CONSTRUCTION: In decorative arts, this phrase is one of the tenets of the Arts and Crafts Movement begun in England Read more [...]
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