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

Leaf-and-dart
Also called heart and dart, water leaf


Architecture

A convex molding decorated with a pattern of alternate leaf-like forms and darts, found especially on Ionic capitals

Lesbian leaf: distinguished by a prominent center rib

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

Furniture

Used in furniture, also


Examples from Buffalo:

Other examples:


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