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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
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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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l) (37) The three downward strokes of the introductory capital "M" of "Markham" are formed by a series of loops infilled with decorative penwork ending in open rectangular spaces; two ending strokes at the top of the letter are finished with strapwork. Whoever the court scribe of this membrane may have been, (38) his script was clearly not that of Ricardus Fran-ciscus; although Franciscus is known to have written semi- or pseudo-legal and charter-like [documents (39) and although he can certainly be classed as a professional scribe, he is unlikely to have been a clerk employed in the court of the King's Bench.
Hidden away in the strapwork lower right is the map number 'a3'.
With the introduction of Serlio and Vitruvius into the Low Countries, it would appear that architecture began to develop along more rigorously classicizing lines, and indeed this is true, but the authors here demonstrate how Coecke's illustrations tended to favor the more inventive aspects of Vitruvian style, such as the cartouches and more elaborate strapwork that are conducive to the more varied architectural styles of the Low Countries.
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.
Its "flamboyant, spiky script" (1) supports elaborate ascenders and descenders featuring many novelties: ballooning hearts; a scroll (illusionistically entwined around the ascender of the h in Humphrey) citing the duke's personal motto; and bright blue and red ink that colors the extensive strapwork emerging from his name.
(In fact, despite the connection with Holbein, these carpets also appear in 15thcentury Italian paintings.) The pattern of this early Turkish carpet consists of small octagonal medallions and diamond-shaped strapwork; it is the prototype of a design common to many later carpets.
Disappointingly, the Orange Chamber was a resolute shade of white as the name came from the orange trees on the strapwork ceiling.