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

Pendant (pendent)
PEN dant

Architecture

A hanging ornament used in vaults and timber roofs of Gothic architecture

Sometimes refers to a boss

Sometimes differentiated from, but other times AKA pendill or drop


Furniture

A general term applied to any kind of drop ornament pointing downwards, on furniture, lighting fixtures, etc.

It may be a pendant sphere, pendant finial, or pendant husk.

A drop is a type of pendant that hangs from a skirt

Pendant light fixture


Examples from Buffalo:

Other examples:


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