Origin of coffered
verb (used with object)
Origin of coffer
Examples from the Web for coffered
Historical Examples of coffered
Both the portico and the cella no doubt had a coffered ceiling.Pompeii, Its Life and Art
All the roofs are in wood, with coffered ceilings richly decorated in gold and colour.
All the joints and angles are coffered with strips of split rattan sewn neatly on.The Malay Archipelago
Alfred Russell Wallace
Above this is a band of Venetian-Gothic leaves, and in the coffered ceiling are rosettes.The Shores of the Adriatic
F. Hamilton Jackson
He crossed his big hands with an air of Christian resignation, and looked up at the panels of the coffered ceiling.Hilda Wade
- short for cofferdam
- a recessed panel in a concrete, metal, or timber soffit
Word Origin for coffer
mid-13c., from Old French cofre "a chest" (12c., Modern French coffre), from Latin cophinus "basket" (see coffin).