Illustrated Architecture Dictionary

Oriel

A projecting window which juts out from the main wall of the building but does not reach to the ground, and is often supported from below with a corbel or bracket

Derived from Anglo-Norman oriell and post-classical Latin oriolum, both meaning gallery or porch

Found in medieval English residential architecture, Tudor Revival, Gothic Revival and Queen Anne styles

A bow window is a curved bay window


Examples from Buffalo architecture:

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Photos and their arrangement 2002 Chuck LaChiusa
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