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strapwork

Decoration formed by interlaced strips, either applied or carved in wood, stone, or plaster; used in screens, ceilings and cornices. See also: Ornament

strapwork

strapwork on a Tudor style house
1. Any type of ornament consisting of narrow fillets or bands that are folded, crossed, or interlaced.
2. Interlacing decorative bands found within gables; especially found in Tudor architecture and Tudor Revival, as well as in northern Europe.
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18) The sheer extent of the strapwork, particularly surrounding the initial h, is another obvious visual clue, one which has earned Franciscus the reputation as an "innovator on the English book scene, anticipating by as many as ten years the flamboyant styles of writing of Edward IV's reign" (see figure 1).
It is a double hemisphere map with strapwork in the four corners.
The text of the dedication begins with a large floriated capital letter, and closes with another large historiated ornament in Fontainebleau strapwork.
This book is as rich, copious, and complex as the media it interprets: painting, sculpture, architecture, decorative arts, medals and coins, ornamental stucco and strapwork, prints and drawings, books, and tapestries, with particular attention paid to the value--both economic and symbolic--of materials either represented or employed in the artistic process.
This is clear from the monumental scale of the Riding House at Bolsover, with its elephantine doorcases, its elaborate gabled roofline and the dramatic viewing gallery (like a box at the opera) with its vigorous classical detail and fine plaster strapwork decoration.
It is considered one of the state's most significant examples of Gothic Revival architecture, with purist details like a functional hammer-beam roof and a paneled altar decorated with strapwork designs flanking a center embroidered cross.
SCENIC JARS: This large pair of blue ground and gilt square jars and covers, late 18th/early 19th Century, decorated in gilt to each face of the body with pavilions in a lakeside scene, the flat shoulders with floral strapwork and the covers with a landscape scene sold for pounds 4,200 at Bonhams despite having one inner flange chipped and minor rubbing to the gilding.
All the fronts of the boxes are decorated, either by balustrades or by strapwork [interlaced design], in demi-relief.
Disappointingly, the Orange Chamber was a resolute shade of white as the name came from the orange trees on the strapwork ceiling.
Its two main strengths, strapwork (or fretwork) and spiral turning had found favour here because of their relative cheapness of manufacture.
Although the original black paint has been removed from its paneled walls, it remains a dark, languid, oppressively opulent room, illuminated by elaborate gold strapwork that glitters in the gloom.