turned drop

turned drop

A hanging wood ornament, formed on a lathe, but sometimes hand-carved; especially found in timber-framed early American colonial houses, often suspended from a second-floor overhang, 1. either at the front corners of the façade or adjacent to the front door. Sometimes simply called a drop; compare with pendant.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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