furniture

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Movable equipment for office, home, etc. See also light, music.
Nouns
1. furniture, [home] furnishings, household effects, movables.
2. seat, throne, dais; [Adirondack, Bath, Barcelona, barber, basket, butterfly, captain's, fanback, farthingale, folding, lawn, lounge, morris, overstuffed, parlor, porter, rocking, sling, slipper, swivel, wicker, or wing] chair, Chippendale, Dante, Savonarola, Carver, or scissors chair, cathedra, armchair, easy chair, highchair; divan; bench, banquette, inglenook, form, stool, sofa, chesterfield, davenport, daybed, duchesse, confidente, sedan, lounge, settee, squab, stall; love seat, dos-à-dos, couch, fauteuil, ottoman, settle, bench; saddle; pillion; saddle; pommel.
3. [single, double, twin, queen(-size), or king(-size)] bed, waterbed, berth, bunk [bed], charpoy, tester, cot, gurney, hammock, shakedown, cradle, litter, stretcher; bedding, mattress, featherbed, futon, pallet, paillasse, box spring, spring, pillow, bolster; foldaway, folding, or rollaway bed, hospital bed, Murphy bed, four-poster, truckle or trundle bed, platform bed; chair bed, sofa bed, convertible; crib, cradle, bassinet, car bed; bedstead, canopy, headboard, footboard. Slang, rack.
4. table, butterfly table, drum table, capstan table, card or folding table, coffee or cocktail table, drop-leaf table, extension table, nesting table, pier table, pouch table, teapoy stand, tray table; ambo; bar, counter; basin stand; credence, credenza; end table, night table, nightstand, bed table; worktable, [work]bench, drawing table; billiard or pool table; buffet, banquet table, refectory table, dining table, sideboard, dinette, kitchen table; desk, carrel, computer table or desk, writing desk, escritoire, kneehole desk, roll-top desk, secretary, tambour; dressing table, vanity, poudreuse; lectern; trolley, TV table, typewriter table.
5. cabinet, armoire, cupboard, press, kitchen cabinet, china cabinet, display case, whatnot, étagère, wardrobe, breakfront, buffet, credenza; Biedermeier cabinet, canterbury, cellarette; bookcase; bureau, chest of drawers, dresser, highboy, tallboy, lowboy, commode, chiffonier, chifforobe, clothes chest; filing cabinet; bin, bunker, caddy, coffer, crate, hamper, basket, trunk, hope chest, hutch, safe, strongbox.
6. footstool, cricket, foldstool, footrest, hassock, tabouret, mora; bar stool, campstool, music stool, piano stool or bench; coatrack, hatrack, umbrella stand; tripod; platform, stand, rostrum, dais, podium, pulpit, lectern; music stand; smoking stand.
Verbs — furnish (see provision); decorate.
Adjectives — furnished.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. movables, household goods, home furnishings, appointments, fittings, chattels, household effects.
Types of furniture include --- home: kitchen table, sofa table, end table, coffee table, chair, sofa, davenport, couch, settee, cabinet, breakfront, picture, chest, bureau, highboy, buffet, cupboard, bed, dresser, vanity, mirror, chiffonier, tapestry, footstool, secretary, press, sideboard, clock, bookcase; office: desk, drafting table, printer stand, bookcase, filing cabinet, stool, chair. Styles of furniture include: modern, contemporary, tubular, Scandinavian modern, early American, Shaker, Pennsylvania Dutch, colonial, Italian Renaissance, French Renaissance, Tudor, Jacobean, Gothic, Rococo, Georgian, Queen Anne, Victorian, Louis XIV, Louis Quatorze, Louis XV, Louis Quinze, Chinese, Ming, Japanese, Oriental, Moorish, Adam, Hepplewhite, Sheraton, Chippendale, Duncan Phyfe, Empire, French colonial, French provincial, Spanish colonial, mission, Biedermeier, Mediterranean, Monterey, neoclassical.
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
furnishings, seating, cabinetry, shelving, tables, chairs. Armchair, armoire, buffet, bureau, cabinet, Canadian rocker, card table, chaise lounge, chest, chest of drawers, chiffonier, china cabinet, commode, console, couch, credenza, daybed, divan, etagerei, hassock, highboy, loveseat, lowboy, ottoman, recliner, rocking chair, roll-top desk, secretary, settee, sideboard, side chair, sleigh bed, slipper chair, Tambour desk, vitrine, wardrobe, windsor chair, wing chair.
WORD FIND
furniture styles and design elements
American colonies to 1776, style of: Colonial
arcs, sleek lines, geometric shapes, 1920s and ’30s style featuring: Art Deco
bulge or convex shape on chest or commode: bombe
cabinetmaker of 1700s, famous: Hepplewhite
carved foot, craneís claw, or dragonís claw element: ball-and-claw foot
column supporting a rail, turned: baluster
contrasting wood insert: marquetry
couch or sofa with no exposed wood, overstuffed: Chesterfield
curved lines, 1875 style featuring slightly: Art Nouveau
curved wood element: bentwood
eagle heads and talons, lion heads and claws, and satyrsí masks, 1700s style featuring: Georgian
folding, portable furniture: campaign furniture
goat-like legs, introduced in 17th century: cabriole
gothic revival: Neo Gothic
Greek, Roman or Egyptian styling revivals of late 1700s: Neoclassical
heavily carved, massive style of second half of 1500s England: Elizabethan
heavy, massive and richly decorated style: Baroque
hinged panel which can be raised on a table: drop leaf
inserted wood, grain, mother of pearl, or other material of contrasting appearance: inlay
local or rural design stylings: Provincial
medieval style, heavy: gothic
mosaic of wood in geometric patterns: parquetry
motifs of animals, mythological creatures, garlands of flowers, early 1600s style featuring carved: Louis XIV
Napoleonís style decorated with bees, crowns, laurel leaves and mythological figures: Empire
oak, simple rectilinear style made mostly of: Mission
painted ornamentation, contrasting veneers, and inlays, 1700s style featuring: Sheraton plain, blocky, German style, 19th century: Biedermeier
plain, simple style of the late 19th century: Arts and Crafts
plain, simple style sometimes featuring chrome and glass and mass produced in 20th century: yle
rococo style of mid-18th century, delicate: Chippendale
scrollwork on rich woods, style featuring highly ornate: Rococo
serpentine arms, cabriole legs, rounded frames and walnut veneers, style featuring: Queen Anne
sleek and polished style of 1930s: Moderne
unadorned, practical style built by Shakers: Shaker
veneer and inlay, style following American Revolution featuring brass feet: Federal

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