There’s always some terms that you pick up along the way when you either collect a certain area or are a dealer. Furniture is the same way, and here’s some great vocabulary words that I heard along the way:
Attached Back Pillow: This is a pillow treatment that can’t be taken off the upholstered piece.
Butler's Table: This is an oval wooden tray on legs whose four sides are hinged to fold out flat when it is set down.
Case Piece: A piece of furniture like this provides interior space for storage. It could be something like clothing or bedding.
Commode: Today, this means something completely different. It used to be a low chest that had either drawers or doors (some sort of cabinet on legs) which usually stands against a wall.
Nest-of-Tables: These are small tables that are used every once in a while and are graduated in size so that they slide beneath one another.