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alcove

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

1 Large niche.

2 Recess or part of a chamber defined by an estrade, partition, or balustrade, for a bed.

3 Arched recess or niche in...

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balcony

Overview page. Subjects: Art — Architecture.

A platform projecting from the surface of the wall of a building, normally placed before windows or openings and protected by a railing or balustrade. Also an upper floor projecting into an...

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baluster

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A short pillar or post supporting a rail or coping and forming part of a balustrade. Alternatively, a ceramic or glass vase or vessel, of elongated pear shape, derived from the...

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balustrade Order

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

Order of balustrade columns, actually miniature versions from the Classical Orders.

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balustrum

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

Altar-rail, cancelli, or chancel-screen. The last is more usually termed balustrata, while balustrum usually refers to the low balustrade or wall defining a choir, as in San Clemente, Rome.

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cancellus

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

(pl. cancelli).

1 Latticed screen, especially one (cancello) that divides the sacrarium or presbyterium from the rest of the church, hence chancel.

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chancel-rail

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

Balustrade, barrier, cancelli, or low wall defining or separating the chancel from the nave, sometimes doubling as an altar-rail.

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Chinese fret

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Lattice ornament on balustrades, gates, friezes, and railings, made of square-sectioned timber, and forming square and rectangular patterns, with diagonals adding triangular and other...

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choir-rail

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

Rail, low balustrade, or cancelli separating the choir from the nave.

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cross-banded

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Veneered, with the grain at right angles to the length of an object, especially the handrail of a stair-balustrade.

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curtail

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In a stair, the outward curving or scroll-shaped part of the handrail, and the outer end of the lowest step. In grander stairs the first flight, detached from a wall, may have a curtail-or null...

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estrade

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Low raised platform or daïs in a room, usually with a balustrade.

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knee

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

1 Short brace or bracket between a post and a tie-beam, post and rafter, or any stiffener in a similar position in a timber frame.

2 Corbel or other...

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pedestal

Overview page. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design.

The area below the base supporting a column or colonnade; the term is also used more loosely to describe the base for a statue or any other building resting on it.

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Queen Anne

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

 (1707–14) A short reign of an English queen,

notable for plain, four-square domestic architecture, and an extraordinary set of churches, mostly in London and resulting from the...

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ramp

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

1 Inclined plane connecting two different levels.

2 Part of the handrail of a stair balustrade with a steep concave upward bend occurring where there is a...

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scroll

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1 Ornament composed of curved lines like volutes, often of double flexure passing from one volute to another in series on a band or frieze, as in Vitruvian or wave-scroll, but...

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solea

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Architecture.

1 Elevated podium in an Early Christian or Byzantine church linking an ambo to a bema.

2 Step on which stood the balustrade separating choir and sanctuary...

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terrace

Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology — Architecture.

1 Embankment or prepared and levelled mass of earth in e.g. a garden.

2 Any artificial or built level platform for promenading, with a vertical or sloping...

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urn

Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology.

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A generic name applied to a vase or jar, generally with a rounded body, narrow neck, and a height greater than its maximum diameter, that was used (not necessarily...

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