A three-paneled artwork. Historically, triptychs were hinged together so that the two side wings closed over the central panel.
Scale is the relative size of something as related to another element of known size. The size of an object, or comparisons between a drawing size and the actual size of a piece.
The technique of rapidly firing low-temperature ceramic ware. Raku firings were used traditionally in Japan to make bowls for tea ceremonies
The metamorphic equivalent of a quartz sandstone, which has recrystallised into closely fitting granules.
An intricate interlocking curvilinear pattern from India
The art of folding paper to form figures and objects.
A fabric with a texture or design that runs on one direction such as corduroy and velvet.
An opaque glaze, usually white, with a glossy surface. Typically decorated with bright overglaze stains.
A Tudor carved wood detail representing fabric folds on paneling.
Also referred to as KD, furniture sold in parts to be assembled.
A 17th century embroidered crewel work imitating a stylized floral pattern
Decorative patterns created with pieces of different woods or other materials, which have been set into the surface of wood furniture.
The pure state of any color.
A resin finish applied through a heat pressure process to chintz creating a polished surface
Literally translated as wind and water. An ancient Chinese scientific practice based on selecting the optimal placement, arrangement, and selection of objects and surfaces to encourage positive energy or chi.
A printing method in which compound agents are used to deepen lines drawn onto a printing plate.
The lower part of an interior wall, which has been treated with decoration.
French name for a green, gray-green, blue-green, or gray glaze produced with a small percentage of iron as the colorant.
Originated in Indonesia, Batik is a method of applying dye to cloth that is covered, in part, with a dye-resistant, removable substance such as wax. After dyeing, the resist is removed, and the design appears in the original color against the newly colored background.
Design elements showing general forms instead of a detailed and realistic representation.