article of furniture

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Noun1.article of furniture - furnishings that make a room or other area ready for occupancyarticle of furniture - furnishings that make a room or other area ready for occupancy; "they had too much furniture for the small apartment"; "there was only one piece of furniture in the room"
cabinetry, cabinetwork - the craft of making furniture (especially furniture of high quality)
Americana - any artifact (such as books or furniture or art) that is distinctive of America
baby bed, baby's bed - a small bed for babies; enclosed by sides to prevent the baby from falling
bedroom furniture - furniture intended for use in a bedroom
bedframe, bedstead - the framework of a bed
bookcase - a piece of furniture with shelves for storing books
buffet, sideboard, counter - a piece of furniture that stands at the side of a dining room; has shelves and drawers
cabinet - a piece of furniture resembling a cupboard with doors and shelves and drawers; for storage or display
chest of drawers, dresser, bureau, chest - furniture with drawers for keeping clothes
dining-room furniture - furniture intended for use in a dining room
etagere - a piece of furniture with open shelves for displaying small ornaments
fitment - any of the items furnishing or equipping a room (especially built-in furniture); "she liked the kitchen fitments"
furnishing - (usually plural) the instrumentalities (furniture and appliances and other movable accessories including curtains and rugs) that make a home (or other area) livable
hallstand - a piece of furniture where coats and hats and umbrellas can be hung; usually has a mirror
lamp - a piece of furniture holding one or more electric light bulbs
lawn furniture - furniture intended for use on a lawn or in a garden
nest - furniture pieces made to fit close together
office furniture - furniture intended for use in an office
rosemaling - a Scandinavian style of carved or painted decoration (as on furniture or walls or dinnerware) consisting of floral motifs
seat - furniture that is designed for sitting on; "there were not enough seats for all the guests"
sectional - a piece of furniture made up of sections that can be arranged individually or together
Sheraton - a furniture style that originated in England around 1800; simple in design with straight lines and classical ornamentation
sleeper - a piece of furniture that can be opened up into a bed
table - a piece of furniture having a smooth flat top that is usually supported by one or more vertical legs; "it was a sturdy table"
table - a piece of furniture with tableware for a meal laid out on it; "I reserved a table at my favorite restaurant"
wall unit - a piece of furniture having several units that stands against one wall of a room
wardrobe, closet, press - a tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes; has a door and rails or hooks for hanging clothes
wash-hand stand, washstand - furniture consisting of a table or stand to hold a basin and pitcher of water for washing: `wash-hand stand' is a British term
chattel, movable, personal chattel - personal as opposed to real property; any tangible movable property (furniture or domestic animals or a car etc)
ebonise, ebonize - stain black to make it look like ebony
furnished, equipped - provided with whatever is necessary for a purpose (as furniture or equipment or authority); "a furnished apartment"; "a completely furnished toolbox"
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Dashwood's income would be so trifling in comparison with their own, she should have any handsome article of furniture.
On a low stool by the hearthside, the only article of furniture in the place, sat his mother, staring into a fireplace strewn with blackened embers and cold ashes.
After sitting long enough to admire every article of furniture in the room, from the sideboard to the fender, to give an account of their journey, and of all that had happened in London, Mr.
The servant was still waiting--not like a human being who took an interest in the proceedings, but (as became a perfectly bred footman) like an article of furniture artfully constructed to come and go at the word of command.
In short, the cost of an article of furniture has at length come to be, with us, nearly the sole test of its merit in a decorative point of view - and this test, once established, has led the way to many analogous errors, readily traceable to the one primitive folly.
No sooner had this little plan shaped itself in his mind than he began to be busy with exact calculations about the wood to be bought and the particular article of furniture that should be undertaken first--a kitchen cupboard of his own contrivance, with such an ingenious arrangement of sliding-doors and bolts, such convenient nooks for stowing household provender, and such a symmetrical result to the eye, that every good housewife would be in raptures with it, and fall through all the gradations of melancholy longing till her husband promised to buy it for her.
From five to seven every afternoon, scorning the attractions of the band outside and the generally festive air which pervaded the great tea rooms, he sat at the corner of the bar upon an article of furniture which resembled more than anything else an office stool, dividing his attention between desultory conversation with any other gentleman who might be indulging in a drink, and watching the billiards in which some of his compatriots were usually competing.
The boys settled down at once on any article of furniture that was nearest and listened dutifully.
There was a square of oilcloth in front of each article of furniture and a drawn-in rug beside the single four poster, which was covered with a fringed white dimity counterpane.
Every article of furniture, from the chairs that came into the world with me and have worn so much better, though I was new and they were second-hand, to the mantle-border of fashionable design which she sewed in her seventieth year, having picked up the stitch in half a lesson, has its story of fight and attainment for her, hence her satisfaction; but she sighs at sight of her son, dipping and tearing, and chewing the loathly pen.
and plunging with all his might at the bell-rope, that article of furniture came away in his hand, and increased the honest fellow's confusion.
Nonetheless I scrutinized every article of furniture, every conceivable cover for a hoard, and noticed that there were half a dozen things with drawers, and in particular a tall old secretary, with brass ornaments of the style of the Empire--a receptacle somewhat rickety but still capable of keeping a great many secrets.