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

Multifoil


Architecture

Having more than five foils, lobes or articulated divisions, e.g., multifoil window or multifoil arch

In French, "foil" means "leaf." The number of foils involved is indicated by a prefix, e.g. trefoil, quatrefoil, cinquefoil, sexfoil, multifoil

Found in Gothic Revival, Tudor Revival styles


Furniture

Found also on furniture


Examples from Buffalo:

Other examples:


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