Illustrated Architecture Dictionary ................................... Illustrated FURNITURE Glossary
1- A square or rectangular base for column, pilaster, or door framing
2- When used as a solid monumental base, often inscribed with moldings, bas reliefs, or inscriptions, to support a statue or memorial
3- A recognizable base of an external wall, or the base of courses of a building collectively, if so treated as to give the appearance of a platform
- A masonry course which forms a continuous plinth
- The top course in a brick plinth
The square part of the base of a column or a pedestal piece of case furniture which is set solidly flat on the floor.
It is the molded pojection base of a structure or a pedestal without moldings.
Examples from Buffalo:
- Illustration above: Column base: A. E. Perron Company Building
- Illustration above - Furniture: Bookcase - Old Editions Book Shop and Café
- Base for statue: Gen. Daniel Bidwell
- Base for statue: Statue of Cosimo I, Florence, Italy
- Base for fireplace columns: Hull House
- Base for columns: Harlow C. Curtiss Building
- Base for columns: Riviera Theatre, North Tonawanda
- Furniture: Renaissance Revival dresser - Private collection, Buffalo, NY
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