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

Ear (ed)
Also called Elbow, Lug(ged)
Also called Croset / Crossette
Also called Shoulder
Also called Knee


A projection at the corner of an architrave of a door or window; any small projecting member or part of a piece or structure, either decorative or structural

Found especially on doors, windows and chimney pieces

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


The extended parts of the top rail beyond the upright supports of the chair back

Examples from Buffalo: