Glossary of Terms,
Imbrication: Decoration having regularly overlapping tiles, shingles, scales, etc.
In The White: Any cabinetwork or woodwork in the raw state, before the wood is finished.
Incised Ornament: Deeply cut engraved or carved, the entire being cut into the surface rather than raised from it.
Inlay: A design made in wood by intersecting flush with the surface pieces of contrasting wood or other materials such as ivory and mother-of-pearl.
Intaglio: Design carved or cut below the surface of a material; opposite of cameo.
Intarsia: Form of wood inlay, especially of other materials, such as ivory and metal, derived from Oriental ivory inlays.
Interrupted Arch: Arched pediment, the center or top part is cut away.
Inverted cup: Turning profile of cup shape typical of Jacobean and later work.
Ionic: Greek and Roman order of architecture, distinguished by double voluted capital.
Italian Provincial: A coined style erroneously believed to have originated in the provinces of Italy. Actually simplified versions of French and Italian Directoire furniture.