M words and starting N words.
Mudjar Rugs: Brilliantly tinted and often containing as many as ten colors, with characteristic main stripe of border made up of squares around diamonds with roses within, like tessellated tiles.
Muntin: Upright between panels.
Murano: Island near Venice to which the glass-houses of the city were transferred in the thirteenth century owing to the danger of fire. Venetian glass is often called Murano glass.
Murrhine or Murrine: Early mosaic ware from the East, found in the form of bowls and cups.
Musket: Heavy firearm (14-20 lb.) which originated in Spain. Out of favor by 1650, but the term remained to describe any portable long-arm gun.
Nailsea Glass: Glass-house founded 1788 by John R. Lucas at Nailsea, near Bristol. Nailsea produced what is probably the most flamboyant glass ever made in England. Colorful to the last, the Nailsea Glass-house closed in 1873.
Neale, James: Pottery manufacturer active Hanley, 1776-1800, who worked with various partners and traded as Neale & Palmer, Neale & Co., Neale & Wilson; made cream colored wares but the best known products are those in imitation of Wedgwood, jasper, basalts, etc.
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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.