Boss - (Furniture Ornament)

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Boss - (Furniture, Ornament) A Boss is an applied ornamental device, circular or oval in outline, usually attached to a veneer and often contrasting with its background. Deriving from a Gothic architectural devise placed at the crossing points of ceiling ribs. The Boss in Furniture often appears where moldings intersect.

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