RL Glossary

Formal, highly decorative fabrics used extensively in upholstered furniture. They include such fabrics as brocade, damask, matelasse, tapestry and jacquard velvets.

European and American version of Oriental lacquering often substituting paint for layers of varnish.

The technique of mechanics of furniture and woodwork.

Joint Tape
Special paper or paper-faced cotton tape used over joints between wallboard to conceal the joint and provide a smooth surface for painting.