gadrooning

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.

Gadrooning

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.[33]
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Gadrooning

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.
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Gadrooning

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...
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