Furniture Terms That Sound Alike but Have Different Meanings
Art Deco Vs. Art Moderne
The term Art Deco is often applied to furniture from the 1920s through the 1940s. So is the term Art Moderne. This illustrated article unravels the difference between these two styles, describing how each originated, its key characteristics and influences, and its big designer names to look for.
Confusing Furniture Terms
Do you know the difference between a chifferobe and chiffonier? Learn to make sense of these confusing furniture terms and a number of others.
Davenport's Double Meaning
In antique furniture, the word "davenport" applies to two completely different types of furniture. This article defines both types of davenports, describes their origins, and furnishes examples. Don't let the duality of davenports get you down -- this article explains the two meanings of the word in the antique-furniture world.
Japanning Vs. Japonisme
What's the difference between Japanning and Japonisme? Japanning is a technique and Japonisme a style, but both reflect Westerners' fascination with the Far East. Learn the difference between japanned and Japonisme furniture, and the background of each.
Queen Anne Style: The Two Queen Annes
This article explains and illustrates the difference between two styles that share a common name but are centuries apart.
Régence vs. Regency
Learn how to distinguish Régence from Regency furniture. This article offers succinct explanations of what they mean, how they differ, and how not to confuse them.