Astragal


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astragal

[′as·trə·gəl]
(building construction)
A small convex molding decorated with a string of beads or bead-and-reel shapes.
A plain bead molding.
A member, or combination of members, fixed to one of a pair of doors or casement windows to cover the joint between the meeting stiles and to close the clearance gap.

Astragal

A member or combination of members, fixed to one of a pair of doors or casement windows to cover the joint between the meeting stiles and to close the gap in order to prevent drafts, passage of light, air or noise.

astragal

An overlapping astragal, 3
astragal, 1: in Greek architecture
1. A bead, usually half-round, with a fillet on one or both sides. It may be plain, but the term is more correctly used to describe the classical molding consisting of a small convex molding decorated with a string of beads or bead-and-reel shapes.
2. A plain bead molding. Also called roundel, baguette, or chaplet.
3. A member, or combination of members, fixed to one of a pair of doors or casement windows to cover the joint between the meeting stiles and to close the clearance gap; provides a weather seal, minimizes the passage of light and noise, and retards the passage of smoke or flame during a fire. Also see overlapping astragal, split astragal.
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A departure from the original Astragal pattern, it features a golden accent twisted around the handle.
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It mixes Antique astragal and rinceaux mouldings with intricate interlaces and heart shaped motifs that look knitted rather than carved out of stone.
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The solid and imposing front door opens on to an entrance hall with a door off to a sitting room with a beautiful astragal bay window.
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