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

Sunburst design

Architecture

Popular on Art Deco and  Victorian architecture, on the exterior as well as the interior.

See also:  Fanlight


Furniture

An ornamental motif, carved, painted or inlaid, with straight or jagged rays radiating from a central point.

Associated with the style of Louis XIV, the "Sun King."

Found on Queen Anne and Chippendale furniture.


Examples from Buffalo:


Photos and their arrangement 2016 Chuck LaChiusa
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