William and Mary

noun

: a style of English furniture popular from about 1689 to the early 18th century that shows Dutch influence and is characterized by the use of walnut, grained veneers, trumpet legs, needlepoint upholstery, and teardrop brasses

Word History

Etymology

after William III †1702 and Mary II †1694 joint sovereigns of England

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“William and Mary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/William%20and%20Mary. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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