Alabaster is a mineral plaster that found its sculptural use in reliefs, busts and sculptures.
Alabaster resembles white marble, but is not as hard and weather-resistant. Therefore, it was and is only used indoors.
In antique furniture we find columns, half-columns and pilasters made of alabaster.
Columns can be found on antique furniture from almost every era. They flank the drawers of chests of drawers and writing furniture or actually have a supporting function in the form of table legs.