Glossary

We are happy to provide short definitions and descriptions for several decorative art terms. Just click on the term to view a short description or definition.

  • Antiquing or Ageing

  • Art Deco

  • Caryatid

  • Crackle

  • Distressing

  • Faux Bois

  • Faux Finishes

  • Faux Wood Grain

  • Fresco

  • Frottage

  • Gilding

  • Glaze

  • Gold Leaf

  • Grisaille

  • Marmarino

  • Murals

  • Patina

  • Quatrefoil

  • Relievo

  • Strie

  • Trompe L'oeil

  • Venetian Plaster