Illustrated Architecture Dictionary
Also called cable molding, torsade (pron. tor SADE)
1. A twisted or spiral molding
2. Any ornamental twist
Used by the Normans
Found in Romanesque, Romanesque Revival and later derivatives of Classical Greek and Roman architecture, including Beaux Arts Classicism, Federal, Georgian Revival, Greek Revival, Neoclassicism, Renaissance Revival, Second Empire
Found on furniture, also.
Examples from Buffalo architecture:
- Illustration above: Campanile Apartments
- St. John the Evangelist RC Church
- 200 Summer St.
- 74 Niagara Street
- 2184 Seneca St.
- Spaulding Building
- Sternberg House
- James W. & James N. Byers House, 299 Pennsylvania
- Furniture: Wilcox Mansion / Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site