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New Century words of the week June 24-30

I will be honest there are a lot of “C” words. Unfortunately, I do not have¬†“D or E” so we are moving on to “F”. I am giving you a list of new “F” words to use.

Faience: Pale red earthenware covered with a tin glaze. The term dates from the beginning of the seventeenth century and is thought to derive rather from the Italian town of Faenza than from the French Fayence.

Fan Back: Windsor chair back, flared like a fan.

Fauteuil: French term for an arm-chair; but when used precisely, an arm-chair whose sides are not upholstered. (who knew)

Fender: The wide hearth made fenders unnecessary till the late seventeenth century, but in the eighteenth century steel fenders. shaped, pierced and engraved, became common.

Festoon: a garland of flowers, leaves, fruit, etc., loosely suspended between two points- hence a representation of similar ornaments in carving, stucco and painting.

Finger Vase: Vase consisting of five flower holders arranged as are the fingers of a hand. Made at Delft and other ceramics centers. (weird)

Flagon: Formerly a bottle to hold liquor; later a tall drinking vessel with a handle and usually a lid, forerunner of the tankard.

Frieze: Member of an entablature coming between architrave and cornice. (?)


New Century words of the week June 18-23

We are still in the “C’s”. I am learning a lot as I write this. I hope you are too.


Canteen: A small wooden case divided into compartments for carrying bottles. Also: a cutlery case for the traveler. (not what I learned it was)

Canterbury: Muse rack of several vertical divisions, with drawer(s) or shelf beneath. Also: supper tray with partitions for cutlery and plate.

Capitol: The head (or top) of a column or pilaster.

Capo-di-Monte: a factory for making porcelain set up in 1743 at Capo-di-Monte bear Naples, by Charles, King of Naples.

Carcase: the main structure of a piece of furniture on which veneer is applied. (once again this is not what I learned it was)

Carlton House Table: D-shaped writing-table, the back semicircular, the straight front containing drawers, the top built t the back with further drawers and sometimes surmounted by a gallery.

Carrara Ware: The Wedgewood equivalent of Parian ware(q.v); name derives from the white marble of Tuscany.

Cartouche: Orginally a roll or case of paper, but also applies to an ornament in the form of table representing a sheet of paper with the ends rolled or curled over. (interesting)

Carver Chair: A name given to a heavy, square type of American chair of turned oak, named after Governor Carver’s chair at the Pilgrim hall; Plymouth.

Cassone: Italian chest or coffer, an important piece of furniture in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.

New Century Words of the week for June 11-17

I was asked to have a word for ever day of the week. So here it is. We have started in the “C’s” as that is when I got the idea to do this. I will go back and find the New Century issues with the “A” & “B” words. Thank you for the interest.

June 11-CABOCHON: A precious stone which is polished but not cut or shaped into a regular figure.

June 12- CALLOT FIGURE: Dwarf figures, frequently grotesque, as made at several porcelain factories during the eighteenth century, particularly at Meissen and Vienna. The name derives from Jacques Callot (1593,1635), French artist and engraver.

June 13- CAMEO BACK: One undoubted Victorian contribution to the English chair: open oval back and cabriole legs: from 1840.

June 14- CAMEO GLASS: Glassware carved with relief decoration through one or more layers of contrasting colors.

June 15- CANAPE: French word for sofa. (who knew?)

June 16- CANDELABRUM: A standing branched support for more than one candle.

June 17- CANDLE BOX: Box, of oak usually, or some metal such as brass, pewter or even silver, for storing candles.


Candle Stand: A portable stand for supporting a light such as a candelabrum. Often in pairs.

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CABARET SET: Porcelain tea set, including a tray, for one or two persons.


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