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“M” Words Continue
Mazarin: Originally a bowl or cup, but now a pierced silver dish used as a strainer for fish dishes.
Medallion: A circular or oval disc decorated with objects in relief; also a portion of a decorative design (as in carpets) which is specially treated.
Menuisier: French term that corresponds to the English ‘carpenter’. One who worked in plain or carved woods, lacking veneers for furniture.
Meshed Rugs: Persian rugs, usually incorporating a large central medallion and floral designs.
Mezza-Majolica: A misnomer (the term means half-majolica) sometimes applied to lead-glazed earthenware.
Mortar: A vessel (for use with a pestle) that was made from very early times when they were usually of stone.
Mortise and Tenon: the mortise is the receptacle, the cavity, which should be an exact fit to take the Tenon or tongue. With doe tailing this is the joiner’s favored joint in furniture making.
Drop leaf tables are better than card tables. We also have new sets if you require an update.
We do, come in and see our selection of seating. Here are a few
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Low Boy: American term for a small dressing table with drawers; often made en suite with a high boy.
Lustre Glass: Originally a chandelier, a lustre is now usually a vase with flaring rim from which hand prismatic glass pendants; candle lustres are candle stands with hanging glass pendants.
Lyre back: Chair back in which the back is carved in the shape of a lyre (late eighteenth century).
On to M words
Maigelein: Early German drinking glass in the form of a low palm cup (without handles) and with a ‘kick’ ( a cone of glass drawn up inside as with many modern wine bottles).
Magolica: Earthenware with a tin enamel glaze, Made in Italy in the fifteenth-eighteenth centuries. The name is said to derive from the island of Majorca, whence Spanish luster-ware was exported to Italy.
Malling Jugs: Tin enameled pottery jugs globular in shape, made probably in London, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
Manheim Gold: Alloy of copper, zinc and tin.