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Décor Dictionary: Linen Press

Linen Press: (or just “press”) is a large hardwood cupboard or cabinet designed for storing household linens such as sheets and blankets, tablecloths and napkins, towels, clothing, and related textiles. Traditionally, a linen press consists of a two-door upper cabinet with pull-out shelves over a chest of four deep drawers below.

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Décor Dictionary: Triptych

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Triptych: (pronounced “triptik”, from the Greek meaning “three-fold”) an artwork consisting of three panels – a typically larger middle panel, flanked by two smaller related works. There are however triptychs of equal-sized panels. Historically, triptych panels were hinged in order for the work to be folded for easy transport. A triptych may consist of three separate images of the same theme, or may be one larger work split into three.

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Décor Dictionary: Gateleg Table

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Gateleg Table: a type of drop-leaf table with legs that pivot out from the centre of the table to support hinged flaps, or leaves, that can be raised to make the table larger. The name reflects the structure of the legs – traditionally joined at the top and bottom by stretchers mimicking a “gate”.

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