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|X-Frame - (Furniture) Vertical X-shaped frame; used on chairs and stools from the Middle Ages until the 17th century.
Xi - (Chinese) Chinese symbol representing happiness and longevity
X-Stretcher - (Furniture) Horizontal member between legs of a chair, table or stool in the form of an X.
Xylography - (Fine Art, Prints) an old term applied to wood-cuts and wood engravings.
Yao - (Ceramics, Chinese, Term) In Chinese yao means Ware - Chien-yao=Chien ware
Yang-ts'ai - (Ceramics, Chinese, Term) - In Chinese yan-ts'ti means `foreign colours'. It is also the Chinese term for famille rose enamel decoration.
Yew - (Wood) Very hard wood, reddish-brown, used for veneers in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and in country furniture from the sixteenth century.
Ying Ch'ing ware - (Ceramics, Porcelain, Chinese) Porcelain of the Sung and perhaps the T'ang dynasty comprising a white or yellowish body and pale blue or greenish transparent glaze. Ying ch'ing means `shadowy blue'.
Yorkshire Chair - (Furniture) A type of chair associated with these counties, dating from about 1650-75, the back often filled in with two shaped transverse bars. There is also a Derbyshire Chair.
Yu - (Household, Bronze, Chinese) Ancient bronze wine vessel, cylindrical in shape, with a convex cover and looped handle.
Yuan or Mongol Dynasty - (Period, China) (A.D. 1279-1368) See Chinese.
Yueh ware - (Ceramics, Stoneware, Chinese) Stoneware of the northern celadon type made during the T'ang and Sung dynasties, originally at Yiieh-chou (hence the name) and later at other districts in Chekiang Province. The hard grey body covered by a greyish-green or putty-coloured glaze. Decoration is carved.