A large French walnut vitrine architectural with two bevelled edge glass doors above two carved panelled doors depicting the arts, bun feet, 142 x 228 x 48 cm
bun feet. Similar to ball feet, though somewhat compressed or flattened in appearance. Introduced during the late 17th century, but they have been used on furniture up to the present day
bevel / chamfer. An edge that is not at right angles to the nearest edge, but slopes at another angle, sometimes 45 degrees, but can be more or less. A bevel or chamfer is used in furniture making to soften the easily damaged sharp surface that would be created by a right angle join. In mirrors and glass, a less-angled bevel is used to accentuate the lines of the surrounding frame.
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