Illustrated Architecture Dictionary .............................. Illustrated FURNITURE Glossary
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:
- Illustration above: St. Francis de Sales RC Church
- Rand Building
- 325 Jersey St.
- 8 St. John's Place
- First Presbyterian Church
- Philip Becker House
- Germain House
- St. John the Evangelist RC Church
- Episcopal Church of the Ascension On 1873 marble baptismal font