English Neo-Palladian and Georgian Symbols/Motifs

Motifs/Symbols:
1. Classical architecture details, such as columns, pilasters, balusters, dentil moldings, and quoins show up in architecture and furniture throughout the period.
2. In Queen Anne furniture, motifs include shells and acanthus leaves.
3. Early Georgian furniture may feature swags, urns, eagles, cabochons (a gem shape or bead cut in convex form and highly polished), lion masks, satyr masks, and/or foliage.
4. Motifs in furniture and interiors after mid-century include ribbons, leaves, shells, foliage, birds, pointed arches, quatrefoils, and tracery.
5. Chinoiserie becomes popular and includes faux bamboo, oriental rugs, and pagodas.






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