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Stereo consoles consisted of large credenza-type furniture units, often with TVs built-in.
The third order, dated Feb. 3, was for a credenza and two chairs for $1,627.
Staff took some furniture out of the school over spring break to be moved to the new building, such as a credenza and wood-and-glass cabinets.
Square patterns made from white molding are affixed to the dark-blue ceiling and the square motif is evident in the rug, the painting above the fireplace and in the doors of a credenza.
Blu Dot’s handsome walnut credenza is bolstered by a brawny steel skeleton, and the 18-inch-deep adjustable shelves will accommodate any A/V arrangement.
In the living room, a white credenza from CB2 is paired with a shaggy Native American wool rug; a midcentury-style bookcase is packed with colorful books and knickknacks; and whimsical throw pillows sit on a modernist sofa.
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In Italian credenza means “belief” or “confidence,” and confidence is just what a member of a noble or royal household needed before eating in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Being poisoned by one’s enemies was an ever-present danger. As a result, it was customary for members of royal or noble families to have a servant taste their food and drink after it left the kitchen and before it was served. The tasting was done at a dining room sideboard, and the name of the sideboard became credenza in Italian.
Origin and Etymology of credenza
Italian, literally, belief, confidence, from Medieval Latin credentia
First Known Use: 1880See Words from the same year
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