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.
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.
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”.
Drop-Leaf Table: a table with a fixed centre section and a hinged flap, or “leaf”, on either side that can be raised to increase the table size. When not in use, the leaves can be folded down, or “dropped”, to make the table more compact.
English Roll-Arm Sofa:or “Club Sofa,” is a comfortable yet elegant sofa with low pleated, rolled arms, a fixed (or “tight”) angled back, a unique downwards swoop of the side, loose T-seat cushions, and turned front legs on brass casters. The sofa, which has become the epitome of timeless English country estate design, is also sometimes called the “Howard Sofa” as it was designed by British furniture manufacturers, Howard & Sons, in the 19th-century.
Sofa Table:a high, long, narrow table positioned behind a sofa to display both decorative and functional items, such as lamps. Dating back to the late 18th century, sofa tables originally featured a drop leaf on either side and often contained one or more shallow drawers. Sofa tables have since evolved – gone are the drop leaves, although most modern sofa tables still have drawers.