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

Reed(ing)

Architecture

A a small semicylindrical molding or ornamentation

Ribbon-and-reed molding:  a bunch of reeds tied with ribbon. Cf, Fasces

 Popular in Art Deco style.

Opposite of fluting.


Furniture

An edge with a profile consisting of a series of parallel convex moldings, each of which called a reed.

Reeding is the reverse of fluting

Reeds are similar to cable / rope molding, except that cabling is angled.

Reeding was a characteristic Renaissance form of ornamentation.


Examples from Buffalo:

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