An Italian late 19th century walnut table top display cabinet, the domed top above a glazed drop down door with glass back and sides above reeded ends and acanthus leaf scrolled feet. Width 63 cm. Depth 38 cm . Height 66 cm
reeding. A series of parallel, raised convex mouldings or bands, in section resembling a series of the letter 'm'. The opposite form of fluting, with which it is sometimes combined. Reeding is commonly found on chair legs, either turned or straight, on the arms and backs of chairs and couches and around table edges in the Neoclassical or Classical Revival manner. Reeding was also used as a form of decoration during the Edwardian period, but it is usually much shallower and evidently machine made.
spoon back. Applicable to chairs, and as the name indicates, is a type of chair back that is shaped like a spoon, with a rounded top, and curved back made so that the whole of the sitter's back is cocooned within the back of the chair. This type of back was popular in Victorian dining and occasional chairs.
acanthus. A stylized leaf motif, one of the primary decorative elements of classical Greek and Roman architecture. Used as a decorative element in English, European and Australian furniture, particularly on the curve of a leg, and as decoration for a corbel.
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