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Description

 

A moulding is a shaped ornamental strip used to decorate a wall or arch or other surface.  Each early style of architecture produced its own characteristic mouldings.

 

We devote separate pages to the following types of moulding:

 

> ballflower

> billet

> cavetto

> cyma

> dogtooth

> drip

> egg and dart

> hood

> nailhead

> ovolo

> roll

 

see also moulded brick page

 

 

 

 

 

Moulding index

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