Glossary of Terms,
Jacobean: From the Latin Jacobus. General term for English styles up to 1688. It is composed of the furniture built during the reigns of James I, Charles I, Cromwell, Charles II, James II.
Japanning: 17th and 18th Century European process of painting and enameling to imitate Japanese lacquering.
Jigsaw: Saw for cutting interior work, such as pierced work, fretwork, latticework, etc. Originally operated by a treadle, it was one of the first machines to which power was applied. As a consequence, jigsawed detail is typical of the earliest machine age in the 19th Century.
Joint Stool: Jacobean stool with turned legs, originally with mortised-and-tenon joints.