Illustrated Architecture Dictionary................... Illustrated FURNITURE Glossary

Coquillage
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Architecture

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


Furniture

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:

Other examples:


Photos and their arrangement 2002 Chuck LaChiusa
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