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Valance Lighting
A fixture installed behind a horizontal shielding over a window or along a wall where light is distributed upwards and usually from a fluorescent or LED source.
Vanity Light
Fixture used at or over a bathroom mirror and often in the form of a long, well-diffused light source.
Vase
A common element of the body or stem of a chandelier that has a narrow base and neck and flares wider as it gains in height.
Veneer
A technique that consists of affixing a thin layer or strips of fine wood or metal to the base material of a piece of furniture or object.
Verre Eglomise
A technique widely used at the turn of the 18th century to produce highly decorative mirrors. Gold or silver was applied to the mirror back and engraved with a needle before placing black or another contrasting color behind the foil. This was then enclosed with a second layer of glass or a coating of varnish.