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:

Other examples:

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