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J-box
See "Junction Box".
Jacobean
A period in English design from 1603 to 1688. Characteristics include jeweled strapwork, interlaced guilloches and banding, and checker patterns. Also known as late Tudor.
Japanning
A technique borrowed from Japan where furniture and metalwork are detailed with colored shellac in raised patterns, then painted primarily with golds, blacks, and reds.
Jasperware
The name given by Josiah Wedgwood to the matte, white clay that can be colored and decorated. Often these objects were finished in blue grounds and resembled cameo plaques.
Junction Box
A metal or plastic enclosure providing the point of service connection between gas pipes or electrical wires and the equipment they power. One hangs a chandelier from a junction box and connects the trunk line of the chandelier to the supply wires in the box. See also "J-box".