Illustrated Architecture Dictionary .......... Illustrated FURNITURE Glossary
An ornamental plaque on which is represented as an object in relief, such as a figure, head, flower, etc.
Ceiling medallions: Cloth-reinforced plaster medallions are commonly used in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Oriental rugs: Large design found in the center in some oriental rugs; the focal point of the design; typical shapes are diamonds, octagons and hexagons.
Stained glass: In Gothic and Gothic Revival stained glass windows, medallions in nave windows depicted scenes from the Old and New Testaments.
Found in derivatives of Classical Greek and Roman architecture, including Beaux Arts Classicism, Classical Revival, Federal, Georgian Revival, Greek Revival, Neoclassicism, Renaissance Revival, Second Empire
A circular, oval, or square decoration inlaid, carved, or painted on a surface.
More or less centralized and isolated.
Heads carved in low profile were often used on sixteenth-century Renaissance and seventeenth-century Baroque furniture.
A circular object that has been sculpted, molded, cast, struck, stamped or some way rendered with an insignia, portrait or other artistic rendering.
For example, the attribute of St. Jude the Apostle is a medallion of Jesus.
Examples from Buffalo:
- Illustration above: Schoellkopf-Vom Berge Manor (ceiling)
- 29 Irving Pl. (ceiling)
- Ansley Wilcox Mansion / Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site (ceiling)
- Richmond-Lockwood House (ceiling)
- Harlow C. Curtiss House / International Institute (ceiling)
- John G. Brendel Building (ceiling)
- Williams-Pratt House (ceiling)
- General Electric Tower / Niagara Mohawk Building (ceiling - Art Deco)
- Calvary Episcopal Church, Williamsville, NY Stained glass
- Westminster Presbyterian Church: Old Testament Stained glass
- Westminster Presbyterian Church: New Testament Stained glass
- Westminster Presbyterian Church: Needlepoint Cushions and Symbols
- Our Lady of Victory RC Basilica Stained glass
- Holy Angels RC Church Stained glass
- Furniture: Late Classical table frieze - Ansley Wilcox Mansion / Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site
- Furniture: Library table - Old Editions Book Shop and Café
- Drayton Hall near Charleston, South Carolina - Example #2 (ceiling)
- Palazzo Medici Ricardi, Florence, Italy
- Supreme Court Building, Washington, DC
- Sainte Chapelle, near Paris, France Stained glass