Illustrated Architecture Dictionary ..................... Illustrated FURNITURE Glossary
Popular on Art Deco and Victorian architecture, on the exterior as well as the interior.
See also: Fanlight
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:
Example outside of Buffalo:
- Left illustration above: Exterior frieze - Buffalo Design Collaborative
- Right illustration above: Queen Anne highboy - Lang Collection
- Fireplace - Martin House
- Lobby mural - City Hall
- Skylight - City Hall
- Transom light - 186 Bidwell Parkway
- Mabel Danahy Building /Buffalo Design Collaborative