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Quiz about Antique Furniture
Quiz about Antique Furniture

Antique Furniture Trivia Quiz


There is a lot of antique furniture still in use, but sometimes we are not sure of its correct name or usage. This quiz may help a little.

A multiple-choice quiz by exit10. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
exit10
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
58,569
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Difficult
Avg Score
5 / 10
Plays
2670
Awards
Top 5% quiz!
Last 3 plays: Guest 213 (7/10), Guest 94 (3/10), Guest 185 (7/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. What would you use a cheval for? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. What is a narrow high chest of drawers or bureau, often with a mirror attached called? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. How many drawers does a semenier chest have? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. What are brewster, spoonback and fauteuil all types of? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. In which room would you most likely find a canterbury? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. What is a credenza? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. What is the correct name for a table with hinges that collapses to half size? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Traditionally, who would use a bonheur du jour? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. What is an etagere most similar to? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. What is a vitrine? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. What would you use a cheval for?

Answer: to gaze at your reflection

A cheval is a free-standing adjustable mirror standing on a four legged frame. The mirrors first known as 'horse dressing glasses' first became possible in the late 18th century when technical advances made it possible to cast single plates of glass. The French gave the name 'cheval', their word for horse, to this type of mirror.
2. What is a narrow high chest of drawers or bureau, often with a mirror attached called?

Answer: a chiffonier

A highboy (or tallboy) is a tall chest of drawers divided into 2 sections and supported on 4 legs. Both davenports and secretaires are desks.
3. How many drawers does a semenier chest have?

Answer: 7

Of French origin. A semenier is a tall, narrow seven-drawer chest designed for linen for each day of the week. From the French 'semain' meaning week.
4. What are brewster, spoonback and fauteuil all types of?

Answer: chairs

5. In which room would you most likely find a canterbury?

Answer: in the parlour

A canterbury is a small, portable stand with dividers used to hold books or music. Named for the Bishop of Canterbury who is reported to have first given the orders to have such a piece made.
6. What is a credenza?

Answer: all of these

Origin: Italian, from Medieval Latin credentia, trust (possibly from the practice of placing food and drink on a sideboard to be tasted by a servant before being served to ensure that it contained no poison).
7. What is the correct name for a table with hinges that collapses to half size?

Answer: Sutherland table

Loo is a card game and specific tables which were low and oval in shape were made for the purpose of playing.
8. Traditionally, who would use a bonheur du jour?

Answer: a lady

It is a lady's writing desk. It developed in the time of Louis XVI when letter-writing and diaries were a passion of court ladies.
9. What is an etagere most similar to?

Answer: a whatnot

It is a piece of furniture with open shelves for ornaments, trifles, knick knacks etc. hence the name 'whatnot'. The term is also interchangeable with etagere however and the structure is the same.
A highboy is a chest of drawers, a jardiniere is a decorative stand or pot for plants or flowers.
10. What is a vitrine?

Answer: a glass cabinet

It is a china or curio cabinet with glass doors.
Source: Author exit10

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