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Nevertheless, portability has frequently been under pressure, as within the trundle mattress or box mattress. because the 18th century, beds have tended to be more and more easy in development and ornament. many sorts of mattress were given particular names. (See alcove mattress; angel mattress; mattress steps; brass mattress; chair-bed; couchette; cradle; crib; cupboard-bed; daybed; duchess; fourposter; jia zi chuang; kang; kline; lectus; lit à colonnes; lit à l. a. duchesse; lit à l. a. Polonaise; lit de repos; lit droit; lit en bateau; Murphy mattress; patent furnishings; press mattress; sleigh mattress; sofa-bed; trestle mattress; trussing mattress; Tuscan mattress; dual mattress; water-bed. ) mattress OF property In medieval and Renaissance furnishings, mattress with complicated accouterments, specifically a cover, meant for the score person in a family, just like the chair of property. between royal and different in particular high-ranking members, the mattress of property should be used completely whereas receiving legitimate viewers, a much less intricate mattress serving for slumbering. Cradles have been sometimes handled equally. mattress STEPS brief units of 2 or 3 steps, frequently enclosed in panels, designed to supply entry to very excessive beds. built within the past due seventeenth century, they have been most typical in 18th-century British and American furnishings. BEDSTEAD body of a mattress, in place of its bed and covers or its cover. BEECH Very gentle brown hardwood; with oak, the most common hardwood utilized in ecu furnishings and in addition well-known in the USA and Japan. Beech turns good and is definitely labored; it truly is conventional as bentwood and, being very gentle in weight, is usually utilized in drawers. because it takes so much kinds of end good, it really is often used to make furnishings that's to be painted, gilded or lacquered. BEELDENKAST Seventeenth-century Dutch furnishings shape; two-tiered cabinet. The beeldenkast used to be unique via intricate carved figures that seemed on its door panels and, usually, as caryatids assisting cornices of either higher and decrease sections. just like and derived from the French armoire à deux corps, its large carving made the beeldenkast a luxurious merchandise. BEHRENS, PETER (1868–1940) German architect and fashion designer; a pioneer of contemporary layout. initially a painter, Behrens designed furnishings and different items within the austere German paintings Nouveau variety. He used to be a member of the Deutsche Werkstätten move and went directly to develop into the most very important sleek business designers and designers. He designed little, if any, furnishings after 1901. 3 nice sleek architects and furnishings designers educated less than Behrens: Le Corbusier, Walter Gropius and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. BEL GEDDES, NORMAN See geddes, Norman Bel. BÉLANGER, FRANÇOIS-JOSEPH (1774– 1818) French architect and furnishings clothier in Louis XVI, Directoire and Empire kinds. Bélanger was once fairly famous for his use of Etruscan kind ornament. BELL-AND-BALUSTER TURNING See below turnery. BELLANGÉ, ALEXANDRE-LOUIS (1799– 1863) French furnishings maker, son of Pierre-Antoine Bellangé. taking up the enterprise on his recognized father’s retirement in 1827, A.