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

Spandrel / Spandril


Jewett M. Richmond House
(Definition #1)


Corpus Christi Church
(Definition #2)

Ming Dynasty Table - Shanghai Museum (Furniture)

Architecture

1. The approximately triangular shape between the curve of an arch and the rectangular frame above it

2. The approximately triangular shape between two arches and the horizontal line that runs above them

3. The space between the shoulders of adjoining arches and the ceiling or molding above.

See also: spandrel panel

Found in Art Deco, Beaux Arts Classical Revival, Georgian Revival, Gothic Revival, Italianate, Second Empire, Tudor Revival styles


Furniture

A curved, triangular or shaped bracket fitted into an otherwise open corner; a triangular piece spanning the space between a vertical support and a horizontal piece or rail


Examples from Buffalo:

Other examples:


Photos ?2002 Chuck LaChiusa
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