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guilloche

A classical ornament consisting of a pattern of bands interlaced or plaited over each other and used to enrich a moulding; also found in picture frames and on 18th-century furniture.

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Anthony Quiney

The Oxford Companion to Architecture

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2009
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Art & Architecture
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55 words

... Classical ornament of plaited bands, often used to decorate a pulvinated frieze and a band-course between storeys. A guilloche decorates the Ionic torus of the Temple of Minerva, Athens. Palladio shows it on the underside of the joists of a compartmented ceiling in the Temple of the Sun and Moon, Rome. Anthony...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (3 ed.)

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2021
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Archaeology
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30 words

... [De] A plaited or cable motif used as a decorative device in a range of applications comprising two or more interwoven strands or bands, sometimes continuous and sometimes...

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts

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2006
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Art & Architecture
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75 words
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... . Plait-like ornament. There are several variants; for example the spaces between the bands may be blank or may contain flower motifs. It occurs often in Greek and Roman architecture and in the borders of Roman mosaics. Guilloche decoration was revived in the Renaissance and from then onwards occurs in different media, including furniture and metalwork. Guilloche decoration on a Roman mosaic, 3.1×2.8 m, Tunisia (El Jem, Musée Archéologique) Gilles Mermet / Art Resource,...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Art & Architecture
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31 words

... A classical ornament consisting of a pattern of bands interlaced or plaited over each other and used to enrich a moulding; also found in picture frames and on 18th-century...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Architecture (4 ed.)

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2021
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... 1. Classical ornament, or plait-band , usually composed of a series of equidistant circular elements all of the same diameter surrounded by curved bands, enriched with single or double fillets that overlap each other in a continuous strip. Each circle can also be enriched with a flower or can be plain. It is related to a fret , but with curves instead of right angles. 2. Inaccurate term for a fret . Two types of guilloche...

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture

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Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Classical studies
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56 words

... . Plait-like ornament. There are several variants; for example the spaces between the bands may be blank or may contain flower motifs . It occurs often in Greek and Roman art: in particular, convex mouldings decorated with this pattern are found in all periods on Greek and Roman architecture and in the borders of Roman...

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2013
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4 words

... • gauche , ...

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Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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2015

...guilloche (architectural, etc., ornament). Pronounced /ɡɪˈlɒʃ/ ....

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of Foreign Terms in English

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2002
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24 words

... noun M19 French ( guillochis guilloche, or guilloche the tool used in making it). An architectural or metalwork ornament imitating braided or twisted...

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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2015
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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42 words
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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
20 words
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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58 words
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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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26 words
guilloche

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A classical ornament consisting of a pattern of bands interlaced or plaited over each other and used to enrich a moulding; also found in picture frames and on 18th-century furniture.
coin

coin  

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1 Disc used in a series of overlapping coin-like forms, resembling guilloche, set in horizontal or vertical strips called coin-mouldings or money-patterns.2 Quoin.coin-moulding
reglet

reglet  

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Fillet-moulding e.g. in a Chinese fret or guilloche ornament. Used mostly in compartments and panels, it defines and separates parts from each other, or covers joints.
undulating

undulating  

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1 Curvilinear or Flowing tracery.2 Undulate band moulding, guilloche, oundy, undé, undy, wave-scroll or Vitruvian scroll.
interlacement

interlacement  

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orGuilloche ornament.
tresse

tresse  

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Interlacing ornament resembling overlapping guilloches, usually on a torus moulding, but also occurring on flat horizontal bands or string-courses.
cabochon

cabochon  

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1 Protruding circular element, notably in guilloche or strapwork ornament.2 Very small cartouche and frame.

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