Continuous convex curves or reeding on metalwork, but also imitated on furniture and ceramics. Gadroon borders are made up of interlocking, repeated comma-like bosses, the resulting effect being of a circle in motion. On European TIN-GLAZED EARTHENWARE painted gadroon borders, known as false gadrooning, simulate a three-dimensional effect.
carved or curved molding used in architecture and interior design as decorative motif, often consisting of flutes which are inverted and curved. Popular during the Italian Renaissance.Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_architecture
A lobed border of stamped or convex curves, either vertical or slanting to left or right. A popular kind of border from the late 17thC onwards.Found on http://freespace.virgin.net/a.data/glossaryframes.htm
Gadrooning is a decorative motif consisting of convex curves in a series. In furniture and other decorative arts, the term is applied to an ornamental carved band of tapered, curving and sometimes alternating concave and convex sections, usually diverging obliquely either side of a central point, often with rounded ends vaguely reminiscent of flow...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gadrooning
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