Credenza or Credence - (Furniture Italian) Glossary of Antique Terms C

Credenza or Credence - (Furniture Italian) In Italian the word credenza means cupboard. A small table by the altar side on which the bread and wine were set before consecration. The term has also been applied to a side table for the arranging of food and drinks to be served at table. English examples of the domestic credence are extremely rare.


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