A stylized motif, one of the primary decorative elements of classical architecture, as evident to the capital of Corinthian column.
Decorative motif consisting of a radiating cluster of stylized honeysuckle flowers & leaves.
A Moorish design or scrollwork, leaves, flowers and interlaced branches beautifully intertwining.
A board placed at the base of a wall and rests on the floor; Usually treated with moldings.
Pieces of tortoiseshell, ivory, mother-of-pearl and metals of various colors used as inlay to ornament cabinetwork.
C and S Scrolls
Moldings which emulate the letters C and S, which are the characteristics of Rococo Style.
Generally made of plaster, a circular decorative molding foxed into the ceiling, often in a center and often has a pendant light fitting suspended from it.
The topmost molding of a dado, sometimes known as a dado cap. It is placed on a wall at the height of a chair back to protect the finish of a wall.
A bevel or slope made by paring off the edge of anything originally right angled. Often used on the legs of furniture.
A square block of wood used to form a junction between the sides and head of a strip of door and window trim; Any block similarly used in cabinet making.
Ornament used on the sides of pinnacles, usually leaf or bud shape; Commonly seen in Gothic Art.
An ornamental sunken panel in a ceiling, vault or lower surface of an arch, beam or other architectural frame.
A formalized bunch of leaves carved at intervals on the edge of wood mouldings, prevalent during the Gothic Period.
A molded projection that crowns a wall, or divides it horizontally for compositional purposes. it may be formed simply with a crown molding or be built up with a number of moldings.
A decorative moulding at the junction between walls and ceiling of a room, or the uppermost horizontal moulding of a classical entablature.
An ovoid shaped molding forming part of a classical capital. It springs from the shaft of the column, just under the abacus.
Egg and Dart Moulding
A classical motif found on architectural elements such as decorative cornices and also furniture. Consists of repeated and alternate dart and egg (oval) shapes.
A divider with an openwork design, the lacy effect produced by twisting and curling wire together or an open work in porcelain.
A stylized thre--petaled flower tied in an encircling band, used as the heraldic bearing of the royal family of France.
Channels in a vertical position used to embellish columns, pilasters or furniture legs. These are parallel concave grooves that are used to ornament a surface.
A Greek geometric band or border motif, consisting of interlacing or interlocking lines, laso known as the meander or key pattern.
Elongated ovoid forms placed in a parallel series and projecting beyond the surface they enrich.
A prepared plaster of chalk and white lead which may be cast to make repeating ornamental forms in relief to apply to wood panels, plaster surfaces etc.
A band or border running pattern having the appearance of overlapping or interlacing circular forms.
A decorative motif of Greek origin resembling a conventionalized fanlike arrangement of petals.
The leading or prominent edge of a moulding or drip. It may be the edge of a step or the edge of a table or bench.
A molding or an arch form composed of two opposing cyma curves whose convex sides meet in a point, thus forming an S , but is somewhat elongated compared with that of cyma.
A variety of brass made to imitate gold or bronze, called an ormolu mount when mounted on a surface.
A convex moulding used in a classical architecture. It is usually an exact quarter of a circle.
Using of veneers cut as cross sections of roots and branches of wood to resemble the irregular concentric rings in oyster shells.
A flat, circle or oval shape molding containing an acanthus leaf relief in a rosette arrangement.
A boss elongated so that it hangs down from the intersection of coffers in ceilings or form tables.
A compound of paper pulp or shreds of paper mixed wit paste or glue to be moulded into various shapes.
a horizontal molding near a ceiling from which pictures can be suspended. Also called a picture rail.
A rail of narrow shelf fixed along a wall and grooved to hold plates, especially for ornaments or display.
Scroll and leaf ornament sometimes combined with cartouches or grotesque forms and applied o friezes, panels or other architectural forms. It is usually a symmetrical horizontal composition. Sometimes called an arabesque.
A semi-circular shell with ridges radiating from a point at the bottom. This motif was especially common in furniture design during the Queen Anne and Georgian periods.
Broken pediment with each half shaped in the form or a reverse curve and ending in a ornamental scroll. Usually a finial or some sort is placed in the center.
A stonework formed in the head of Gothic window. Applied to the surface on a door or wood panel.
A conventionalized leaf pattern of classical origin used to enrich a cyma reversa molding. Sometimes called leaf and dart pattern.