Barley-Twist Turning – (Furniture) Glossary of Antique Terms B

Barley-Twist Turning – (Furniture) Turned member that resembles a rope, with a groove spiraling along its length. It became popular in furniture in the 17th Century on legs and stretchers. Also called Barley-Sugar Turning or Twist Turning, this refers to its resemblance to a traditional candy.


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