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jabot: vertical elements in a drapery swag

Jacobean: Historically 1603-1649. Late renaissance English style originating in the reign of King James I and continuing to the reign of King Charles I. It is characterized by large heavy pieces with rectangular lines and ornamented by low-relief Italianate carving. The common use of upholstery typifies the robust and comfortable style.

jacquard: fabric with an intricately woven pattern. Damask and brocade are both fabrics produced on a jacquard loom.

Japanning: a black enamel lacquer applied in several layers that creates a glossy finish.

jardinière: a large decorative plant stand.