Notes to the Data

Bibliography: Records any known source where the object has appeared in print

Construction: Information on the structure of the object taken from published catalogues and/or Web site authors' field notes

Date: Approximate date of manufacture of the object; "ca." (circa) denotes five years on either side of the date indicated.

Dimensions: Indicated if available; height precedes width precedes depth, unless otherwise noted.

Geography: Town or region in which the object is believed to have been made

Inscriptions: Construction marks, such as letters or numbers, applied by the maker, or inscriptions, labels, or other information applied by subsequent owners

Makers: Identified if there is an inscription, label, or other documentation that offers firm evidence as to authorship. Works are attributed to makers if such documentation is lacking but the design and workmanship is comparable to documented examples, sometimes with the qualifier "probably by" indicating a stronger likelihood than the qualifier "possibly by."

Medium: Indicated if available; "primary" indicates the woods that are on the exterior, "secondary" indicates woods used for structural parts, for example, drawer linings or glue blocks. Parts are identified, if available.

Marks: Inscriptions, labels, or other indicators of authorship

Object Name: Guided by the standards of the Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus

Related objects: Parts of sets or suites of furniture

Provenance: Given in chronological order. When known, collectors' life dates are included in parentheses immediately following the name. Site and period of ownership follow. When transfer is from one known collector to another, collectors are separated by a semicolon; when there is a break in ownership, the semicolon is replaced by a period.

See also: Similar comparative forms