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Embellishment with scrolls or spirals, especially ornamentation executed in wood with a scroll saw.
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(Art Terms) ornamental work in scroll-like patterns, esp when done with a scroll saw
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1. decorative work containing scroll forms.
2. ornamental work cut out with a scroll saw.
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It was a two-story building, with a porch in front, and a very fancy scrollwork around the edges; it was complete in every tiniest detail, even the doorknob, and there was a hammock on the porch and white lace curtains in the windows.
Skilled craftsmen throughout the country could now sell ornate exterior decorations, like spindles and scrollwork, to a wider audience at affordable prices.
The collection comes in 150 options featuring Crypton chenilles, wovens, and vinyls in designs such as stripes, plaids, scrollwork, and abstract.
Carved in low relief, with scroll foliage, palmettes and flower-head motifs, its door with a cartouche set amid further scrollwork, the cabinet boasts 27 secret drawers once used to store medals, gems and other small precious objects.
Celebrate winter wonder with a freestanding lace ice skate, featuring beautiful scrollwork embroidery, trimmed with faux white fur and full of woodland whimsy.
Murillo Velarde as a member of the Society of Jesus, present in the first edition, has been expunged and replaced with ornamental scrollwork.
Grant Mobley, a gemologist, told ( Express , "This picture-perfect classic is made entirely out of diamonds set in platinum with floral scrollwork and a large diamond of around 5 carats sitting on top.
Made in 1912, it got the full dress treatment from master engraver John Ulrich, and features arabesque scrollwork, game scenes, and fancy-grain walnut replete with Winchester "Style A" relief carving.
The space consists of 4,500 s/f on the ground floor and 4,500 s/f in the lower level, and features a 15-foot ceiling, a skylight and original scrollwork accented columns, as well as 35 feet of frontage on Broome Street.
Another shows an intricately carved, crowned sphinx on a foliate scroll, with additional scrollwork on the crown and body.
Check out Purdey's rose-and-scroll patterns, or Rigby's leaves and scrollwork on his double rifles.