RL Glossary

Varnish
Transparent liquid that dries on exposure to air to give a decorative and protective coating when applied as a thin film.

Velvet
A fabric with a short pile on the surface and a plain back. The pile is made by weaving a double cloth face to face and then running a knife between the two, cutting the pile yarns.

Veneer
Thin sheets of wood applied to the surface for decorative effect or to improve the appearance of furniture.

Vitrine
A glass-front china cabinet used mostly to display fine pieces.

Volute
A spiral, scroll-like ornament on Ionic and Corinthian capitals.