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

Molding / Moulding

Architecture:

1 - A decorative strip used for ornamentation or finishing

2 - A decorative contour, in stone or wood

A plane or curved, narrow surface, either sunk or projecting, used for decoration, often in groups, by means of the lights and shades upon the surface

Shaped edge of a lid, cornice, etc.

Types:  Acanthus ....... Bead-and-reel.. ...Beaded rope.......Billet..... ..Cavetto molding ........ Cornice..... Cove ....Crown ....Dentil.... Dog-tooth.......Egg-and-acanthus.   Egg-and-dart..... Godroon/Gadroon .... Hoodmold .... Jamb . ...Label molding ..... Ovolo..... Rope ......Running molding..... Scoop pattern ...   Stacked coin .....Torus  ..... Window head........

Picture rail: Functional molding installed 7-9 feet above the floor from which framed pictures and paintings are hung using picture wire and picture rail hooks.

Roll molding: Convex, approximating three-quarters of a circle.

Sawtooth / Dog  tooth: A horizontal band of bricks, or course, that is laid diagonally on edge; each brick is set so that one corner projects from the face of the wall, often at an angle of 45 degrees; also called a dog’s-tooth course.


Furniture:

Continuous strip of wood, of rounded or more complex profile, used as a decorative relief band

Finger molding: An incised, concave continuous molding, cut into the face of a a chair or sofa frame. Used especially in the Louis XV (Rococo) substyle

Arched molding: A simple, undecorated half-round convex molding

The 17th Century Baroque period featured the use of heavy moldings


Examples from Buffalo:

Other examples


Photos and their arrangement ?2005 Chuck LaChiusa
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