- Architecture. an elaborately carved or indented convex molding.
- a decorative series of curved, inverted flutings, or of convex and concave flutings, as on silversmith's work.
Origin of gadroon
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Examples from the Web for gadroon
His flatware is usually distinguished by a shell motif, and gadroon edges finish and decorate many of his pieces.Seaport in Virginia
Gay Montague Moore
A fine woven wire example, in date 1800, has a gadroon border, with handle with double bands and hinged.Chats on Old Sheffield Plate
Bronze bowls (gilt) with gadroon or lotus ornament (moulded) in later period.
- a moulding composed of a series of convex flutes and curves joined to form a decorative pattern, used esp as an edge to silver articles
- architect a carved ornamental moulding having a convex cross section
C18: from French godron, perhaps from Old French godet cup, goblet, drinking vessel
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