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Rinceau
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Also called arabesque

An ornamental band of scrolled foliage, usually vine leaves

French for scroll ornament.

Usually a a symmetrical horizontal composition of scroll and leaf ornaments applied to a frieze, panel, or other architectural feature.

It is often combined with cartouches and grotesques.

Found in Classical Greek and Roman architecture and derivatives, including Beaux Arts Classicism, Federal, Georgian Revival, Greek Revival, Neoclassicism, Renaissance Revival, Romanesque Revival, Second Empire, Tudor Revival


Examples from Buffalo:

Other Examples:


Photos and their arrangement 2002 Chuck LaChiusa
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