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Decorative work, popular in northern Europe in the 1500s and the early 1600s, consisting of interlacing straplike bands, often used in low relief on ceilings, screens, and panels.
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That is probably why the intricate 'carpet pages' with their interlaced cruciform strapwork precede each of the four gospels following the portrait of the particular evangelist.
The lattice structure consists of alternating two symmetrical motifs formed from flat steel and strapwork and is taken in color.
This vase had a detached base and some of the strapwork handles were missing.
Until this time [the 1590s] any decoration on maps was stylized, taking the form of clouds, strapwork, windheads and, very occasionally, figures or portraits.
Hidden away in the strapwork lower right is the map number 'a3'.
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.
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.
The Moghul strapwork carpets, Oriental Rug Review (Aug.
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.