Definitions for "Strapwork"
A kind of ornament consisting of a narrow fillet or band folded, crossed, and interlaced.
An ornamentation of crossed, interlaced and scrolled straps resembling leather often used to decorate walls in the 17th century.
A carved wooden arabesque pattern having a flat stem of a sroll in section and/or an ornament which resembles a pattern cut from a sheet of leather. An interlaced pattern which resembles a crisscross folded or plaited design which might be created from strips of leather. Elizapethan an Jacobean carved-wood decorated panels with ribbon-like bands repeating and interlacing designs. In the Chippendale period, flat and sometimes elaborately carved strapwork was used for the splats of chairs.