Illustrated Architecture Dictionary................... Illustrated FURNITURE Glossary
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Decoration in imitation of shells
Found in classical Greek and Roman architecture and derivatives, including Beaux Arts Classicism, Classical Revival, Federal, Georgian Revival, Greek Revival, Neoclassicism, Renaissance Revival, Second Empire
A French Rococo shell-like pattern used with birds, flowers, masks, and other carved ornaments to decorate mirrors, frames, clocks, etc.
It also appears on Chippendale's French-style furniture
See also: shell
Examples from Buffalo architecture:
- Illustration above: Statler Hotel
- Church of the Advent
- St. John the Baptist R. C. Church
- First Presbyterian Church
- Hayes Hall, UB
- Campanile Apartments
- Our Lady of Victory Basilica
- Market Arcade
- Red Jacket Apts.
- 502 Linwood Avenue
- Seymour P. White House, 140 Chapin Pkwy.
- The Midway, 475 Delaware Ave
- Appleton House/Medaille College President's Residence