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Damask  -  A tightly woven flat fabric with a woven- in design. Made on a Jacquard loom.
Daybed  -  A narrow (33") or twin-sized (39") bed used as sofa-like seating with the bed frame consisting of a headboard and footboard, generally of the same height. Our daybeds allow a secondary mattress to be stored underneath daybed with a trundle unit. Originally, a term applied to extended chairs i.e. a chaise lounge.
Daybed skirts  -  Fabric or leather construction which hangs below the mattress to cover the trundle unit or empy space.
Deck  -  Foundation or base on which a mattress or loose seat cushions rest. Frequently used on daybed, trundle beds or platform beds. Our decks utilize either a padded, upholstered deck, wire top-spring or European style slat system.
Decorative hardware  -  Carved, cast or shaped item such as a finial, cover, frame casting etc. that serves to join two components together in an attractive manner.
Distressed  -  A surface that has been artificially aged with sanding, punctures, gouges and/or glazing.
Dobby dot  -  A small geometric figure woven into fabric by using a specialized attachment on a weaving loom.
Dobby weave  -  A small geometric or floral pattern produced by using a dobby attachment on a weaving loom.
Draping  -  To cover or hang with cloth or other fabric, esp. in graceful, attractive folds; to adorn with drapery. Generally refers to material used with a canopy bed.
Duvet cover  -  A covering usually of cotton or linen which holds a duvet inside and is removable for washing. Closures include buttons, zippers or ties.
Egyptian cotton  -  The term Egyptian cotton is usually applied to the extra long staple cotton produced in Egypt and favored for the luxury and upmarket brands worldwide.
Embroidery  -  Embroidery is the art of decorating fabric or other materials with designs stitched in strands of thread or yarn using a needle. Using one or more stitches that are always executed in the same way, forming a figure of recognizable look.
End matching  -  The process of placing veneers end-to-end to create a continuous pattern.
Ensemble  -  A collection of items usually referring to bed linens or other fabric constructions which have a coordinating theme, color or style.
European linen  -  Linen is a material made from the fibers of the flax plant. It has been used for table coverings, bed coverings and clothing for centuries. The exclusivity of linen stems from the fact that it is difficult and time consuming to produce (flax in itself requires a great deal of attention in its growth). Flax is difficult to weave because of its lack of elasticity, and therefore is more expensive to manufacture than cotton. The benefits of linen however, are unmatched and Europe has long produced the most respected quality linen. Due to the parallel arrangement of its fibers, linen is a stronger, sturdier fabric than cotton. In addition, linen is highly absorbent (perfect for dish towels and napkins). Due to its insulating qualities, linen coverings provide cooling benefits. The subtle combination of firmness and softness of linen make this fabric a favorite. Linen can be machine-washed (and grows softer with time and use) and then ironed while still damp with a hot iron. Linen products tend to outlast cotton, enduring up to 20 years of use.
Federal style  -  Historically the period of 1780-1820. A style that emerged in the US after the revolutionary war that was similar to Sheraton, Hepplewhite and Adams utilizing precise, simplified forms. Classicism provided influences as the young country considered itself the rightful heir to the republic of ancient Rome. Sparingly used decorative motifs such as acanthus leaves, pineapples, scrolls and pilasters are common Federal design elements.
Figured makore  -  Makore wood which has a repetitive, attractive shimmering pattern inherent in the grain as a result of growth patterns of the tree.
Finial  -  A decorative ornament, such a the top of a bed post, that is carved or turned on a lathe. Can be wood, brass, iron or aluminum. Spheres, cannonballs, pineapples and acorns are classic motifs.
Finishing  -  The process of dyeing, staining, painting or sealing a material to alter its appearance and protect the surface. We apply our finishes in multiple, hand applied layers for a deep, natural appearance and luminosity.
Flame  -  Highly beautiful and valued veneer. Trade term used to describe crotch Mahogany veneer which is cut from the large joints in Mahogany trees. Always used as a veneer applied to another surface due to the hardness and fracturing grain pattern.
Flange  -  Raised decorative edge created by folding fabric over on itself and sewing together. Also to prevent fraying of fabric.
Fleur-de-lis  -  A French heraldic object somewhat resembling three petals or floral segments of an iris tied by an encircling band. Traditionally used as decorative shape, pattern or motif. We hand forge all of our Fleur-de-lis elements.
Footboard  -  Panel or structure situated at the foot of a bed frame onto which side rails are fastened to join with the headboard.
Forging  -  The art and process of heating iron to high temperatures for working by hammering, bending or shaping while in a malleable state. Techniques of craft used by blacksmiths.
Foundry  -  A foundry is a factory which produces metal castings from either ferrous or non-ferrous alloys. Metals are turned into parts by melting the metal into a liquid, pouring the metal in a mold, and then removing the mold material or the casting. We cast all of our decorative elements in our own foundry.
Four poster bed  -  A bed style that has four posts, one in each corner, that are generally capped at the top. The four poster bed was once designed to support a tester, from which curtains would hang and enclose the bed protecting sleepers from drafts and insects. Though the original four poster bed was designed with specific uses in mind, the modern four poster bed is simply a style of furniture that lends a very traditional look to a room.
Framework  -  Refers to the basic structure of a bed such as posts, uprights or cross members. May be decorative or plain depending on area and style.
French gold  -  Our multi-layered finish for our iron beds which has a warm reddish- gold color and shimmering appearance.
Front rail  -  The frame part lowest to the floor, and at the front of the bed.
Full grain leather  -  Highest quality leather. Has not been altered with grain correction due to select quality surface texture.


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