Illustrated Architecture Dictionary ........ Illustrated FURNITURE Glossary
Swan's neck pediment
Also called broken pediment
A type of broken pediment with S-shaped curves, like two swans' necks facing each other
A finial often rises between the scrolls
Found in Colonial Revival, Federal, Georgian Revival styles
Referred to as bonnet top or gooseneck or broken pediment or scrolled pediment
Examples from Buffalo architecture:
- Illustration above: Genesee Building/Hyatt Regency-Buffalo
- 447 Linwood Avenue
- 143 Linwood Avenue
- 40 North St.
- Lackawanna Public Library
- Knox House
- Ansley Wilcox Mansion / Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site
- 109 Linwood Ave.