Illustrated Architecture Dictionary
....................................Illustrated FURNITURE Glossary

Bead-and-reel
Also called Astragal (pron. AS tra gal)


A semiround convex molding decorated with a pattern of disks alternating with round or elongated beads

Bead molding
: AKA pearl molding.

Found in classical Greek and Roman architecture and derivatives, including Beaux Arts Classicism Federal, Georgian Revival, Greek Revival, Neoclassicism, Renaissance Revival, Second Empire

Furniture: also used in furniture


Examples from Buffalo architecture:


Other examples:


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