by Lynn Byrne
If you are going to walk the walk, you should talk the talk
“The beginning of wisdom is the definition of terms.” –Socrates
An ornamental motif representing the vertical folds of linen. Typically seen as carved wood paneling first appearing in Gothic architecture and furniture in northern Europe in the 15th and 16th centuries. Linenfold wood carving originated in Flanders, a principal location for the linen industry in the 15th century. The motif continued in England through the 17th century and was found in Jacobean furniture. Today, the term linenfold can be used whenever a material other than a textile is rendered to represent fabric.