The term Cathedral Shape in furniture refers to a specific design element or form inspired by the architectural style of cathedrals. Typically, it refers to the shape or silhouette of furniture pieces with arched or pointed tops, similar to the pointed arches commonly seen in Gothic architecture. This design element is often associated with vintage or antique furniture and can be found in various pieces such as cabinets, wardrobes, bookcases, and headboards. Pointed arch in bookcase tracery. Also on the backs of some chairs, and in the shaping of the bases of some chests of drawers.