Deal - (Wood) Glossary of Antique Terms D

Deal - (Wood) Term given to two varieties of the Scots pine, yellow and red deal, used for the carcass of veneered furniture; the yellow was in use until the middle of the eighteenth century, the red after that. Deal is also a piece (or a number of pieces) of sawn pine or fir wood measuring more than 7 in. wide and not more than 3 in. thick.


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