Dentil


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dentil

[′dent·əl]
(architecture)
One of a series of small rectangular blocks under a cornice.

Dentil

A series of closely spaced ornamental rectangular blocks resembling teeth, used as moldings; most often found in continuous bands just below the cornice.

Dentil

 

a small projection on the surface of a facade, entablature, or cornice. Dentils are used chiefly to break up the facade of a building or to give the facade a sculptural effect. There are dentils in the cornice of the Roman Arch of Constantine (A.D.315).

dentil

Ionic dentils
One of a band of small, square, toothlike blocks forming part of the characteristic ornamentation of the Ionic, Corinthian, and Composite orders, and sometimes the Doric.
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The house is a photogenic example of the era, rather prettier than many for its arched window treatments, contrasting keystones and quoins as well as dentil detailing to the eaves, and there is more ornamentation inside with ornate cornicing and ceiling roses, high ceilings and a collection of good fireplaces as well as a curving main staircase with decorative balustrading.
Dating to the same period was a fine serpentine fronted mahogany chest on chest with a Greek key frieze and a dentil cornice, having seven long drawers as well as a brushing slide.
The woodwork, the dentil molding, the columns, everything Robert designed is timeless and classically beautiful," says George.
Ionic column: a fluted column with a molded base and a capital composed of four volutes, usually parallel to the architrave with a pulvinus connecting a pair on each side of the column, and an entablature typically consisting of an architrave of three fascias, a richly ornamented frieze, and a cornice corbeled out on egg-and-dart and dentil moldings, with the frieze sometimes omitted.
territory, hence it reflects a different aesthetic, especially its facade of columns, pediment, and dentil ornamentation, all in the Greek Revival style.
Foster's disdain for these details is palpable, as, in one's ascent, a frighteningly large dentil or pediment, so scaled to be viewed from way below, sweeps, IMAX-like, into view.
Crown and dentil moldings are standard in this industry, but now we are pushing the envelope with cord or rope moldings too," he said.
Amana Tool, manufacturers of industrial-quality carbide-tipped and solid carbide woodworking tools, today announced the introduction of its Prestige[TM] Super Fine Dado Set for creating grooves, rabbets, tenons, box joints and dentil molding.
The home also has original details like marble fireplaces, dentil crown moldings, and decorative pier mirrors.
A Lewis Is an OEM manufacturer of embossed, cut dentil, insert crown mouldings, rosettes and turned rope.
On the magnificent front door, they used dentil tools to unpack decades of paint from carved detail that had been barely discernible.