- decorative work composed of seashells: an elaborate picture frame decorated with shellwork.
Origin of shellwork
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Examples from the Web for shellwork
He revelled in elaborate combinations of shellwork and impossible foliage.Chats on Old Furniture
They have belts of shellwork slung across their shoulders, and are armed with bows and arrows, and flint-headed spears.Grandfather's Chair
And you hate the very sight of shellwork and cone-frames, and Grecian painting, and all such vanities?Husks