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

Sunburst design

Architecture

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


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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