Flemish Buffet

Of Caived Oak; open below with panelled cupboards; above. The back evidently of later vKJfij aiter Lhe Renaissance had sei Iii. (From it Phois by Messrs. R. Suit on & Co. from the Original in the S. Kensington Mu$;u»i.) PKÏIIOD; GOTHIC TO Renaissance. XV, CE^TUÜY,

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It is only later that the word "menuisier," or joiner, appears, and we must enter upon the period of the Renaissance before we find the term "cabinet maker," and later still, after the end of the seventeenth century, we have such masters of their craft as Riesener described as "ebenistes," the word being derived from ebony, which, with other eastern woods, came into use after the Dutch settlement in Ceylon. Jacquemart also notices the fact that as early as 1360 we have record of a specialist, "Jehan Petrot," as a "chessboard maker."

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