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

Plinth


Architecture

1- A square or rectangular base for column, pilaster, or door framing

2- When used as a solid monumental base, often inscribed with moldings, bas reliefs, or inscriptions, to support a statue or memorial

3- A recognizable base of an external wall, or the base of courses of a building collectively, if so treated as to give the appearance of a platform

Plinth course:


Furniture

The square part of the base of a column or a pedestal piece of case furniture which is set solidly flat on the floor.

It is the molded pojection base of a structure or a pedestal without moldings.


Examples from Buffalo: Other examples:


Photos and their arrangement ?2004 Chuck LaChiusa
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