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Furniture Quiz

Quiz Questions

  1. Which piece of furniture is basically a hinged upholstered seat without arms or a back, on a storage box?
  2. What is the tall piece of traditional wooden furniture consisting of drawers and cupboards in the lower part, with shelves on top to display crockery?
  3. Who in 1754 published a trade catalogue titled The Gentleman and Cabinet Maker's Directory?
  4. The first IKEA store opened in the United Kingdom in which decade?
  5. What name is given to the common, white and lightweight stackable plastic chair popular in outdoor spaces?
  6. Which furniture company was founded in High Wycombe in 1898 by Ebeneezer Gomme?

  7. What style characterised by bold geometric designs was popular from the 1920s to the 1930s?
  8. Which cabinetmaker is regarded as one of the "big three" English furniture makers of the 18th century, along with Thomas Chippendale and Thomas Sheraton?
  9. What name is given to a horizontal support element of a chair, table or other item of furniture?
  10. What does the 'M' stand for in the acronym of the former furniture retailer MFI?
  11. Which distinctive furniture originally designed in the late 1700's gets its name from the religious group who developed it?
  12. Which best selling item of IKEA furniture is named BILLY?
  13. What name is commonly given to a low, wide sideboard with low or no legs, usually used for holding plates, glasses, etc.?
  14. Made from the oak timbers of the British ship HMS Resolute, where exactly would you find The Resolute Desk?
  15. What name is given to traditional Japanese bedding?
  16. What do we call a small sofa designed for two people, sometimes made in an S shape?
  17. What name is often given to a high chest of drawers?
  18. Name the technique of applying thin layers of wood to a piece of furniture?
  19. Which brand of fitted kitchen and furniture, very successful in the 1960s and 1970s, takes its name from the Polish immigrant who bought the company?
  20. What French name meaning "long chair" is given to an upholstered sofa in the shape of a chair that is long enough to support one's legs?
  21. Which outdoor chair gets its name from a mountain range in New York state?
  22. Which place name in the UK used to refer to any couch in the 1900s but now describes a deep buttoned leather sofa?
  23. Designed in the late 1960s by three Italian architects, what product did American department store Macy's place an order of 10,000 for, before they were even perfected?


  1. Ottoman
  2. Welsh dresser
  3. Thomas Chippendale
  4. 1980s (1987 in Warrington)
  5. Monobloc chair
  6. G plan
  7. Art Deco
  8. George Hepplewhite
  9. Stretcher
  10. Mullard (Mullard Furniture Industries)
  11. Shaker (Shaking Quakers)
  12. Bookshelf
  13. Credenza
  14. The Oval Office in The White House
  15. Futon
  16. Loveseat
  17. Tallboy
  18. Veneering
  19. Schreiber
  20. Chaise longue, or chaise lounge
  21. Adirondack chair
  22. Chesterfield
  23. Beanbags