Originally, in classical architecture, the triangular space forming the gable of a simple roof; hence, a similar form used as a decoration over porticoes, doors, windows, etc.; also, a rounded or broken frontal having a similar position and use. See Temple.
a window, low-pitched gable surmounting a colonnade or major division of a facade.
in classical architecture, a low-pitched, triangular gable above a portico. A pediment can also be a similar feature above doors and pictures
A gable shaped like a triangle and found over a porch, door or window.
1. In classical architecture, the triangular space forming the gable end of a roof above the horizontal cornice. 2. An ornamental gable, usually triangular, above a door or window.
The crowning element of pavilons, doorways or other architectural features, usually triangular in shape, and sometimes filled with carving or sculpture. A pediment may also have a segmental, elliptical or serpentine design, or be broken in the center to receive an ornament.
a crowning element that is triangular in shape
Triangular low-pitched gable over classical portico, or over doorways, windows, etc. (Wood, Margaret. The English Medieval House, 413)
mouldings, often in a triangular formation above an opening nichet
The triangular (or sometimes, arched) apex of a portico, door, or window.
The triangular end of a gable,or a triangular ornamental element resembling it, defined by a moulding (or series of mouldings) along its three edges.
Triangular part crowning the front of the building in Grecian style, especially over the portico.
The triangular end of a gable roof or doorway
In classical architecture, a triangular space that forms the gable of a low-pitched roof usually filled with relief sculpture.
a triangular piece of wall above the entablature enclosed by ranking cornices; or a feature resembling one.
triangular component, inspired by classical temples, used above doors and/or windows, or on gable ends or building facades
the architectural structure above a window, door, or porch -- either triangular or segmental (an arc, or segment of a circle); an open pediment has the center of its top missing, and a broken pediment has the center of its base missing.
A gable finished with a horizontal moulding between the two lower corners, ultimately derived from Greek temples. A broken pediment has this horizontal moulding partially left open.
a law-pitched gable defined by cornices or mouldings.
a triangular gable on top of a piece of furniture in the style found on top of a classical temple
A triangular gable across a portico, door or window; any similar triangular decorative piece over a doorway, fireplace, etc.
Low-pitched gable over porticos, doors, windows.
triangular shaped area of a building which is often the site of relief carving or pedimental sculpture. The pediment is formed by the continuation of the eaves around the gable
Used to describe topmost member of a formal entryway (Pediment stacks above the crosshead) and includes the caps or heads which ornament windows and interior door.
The rock slope at the base of a mountain front in arid country, named after the roof of a portico in classic Greek buildings.
Triangular gable end on a building, decorative architectural motif, also triangular, positioned above a door. It was usually decorated with sculptural compositions.
a triangular gable between a horizontal entablature and a sloping roof
a low-pitched gable, often triangular in shape, as seen in classical architecture
a low-pitched triangular gable on the front of some buildings in the Grecian or Greek Revival style of architecture
an architectural embellishment used at the top of door- and window-surround compositions
a triangular part at the top of the front of a building which supports the roof
a triangular shaped section usually found over a door or window
a triangular shape resembling the gable of an ancient Grecian temple
Large ornamental detail over a door or passage, often triangular in shape similar to the gable end of a building.
Triangular area at roof or above door
The ornamental cresting with moldings atop a tall chest. etc., either triangular or scroll shaped.
Triangular structure over a building facade, window, niche etc. containing sculpture.
A gable in a triangular shape typically seen on Neoclassical/Classical Revival style buildings. The feature can be over a window, part of a cornice or part of an entablature around a door.
A treatment used on top of doors, case pieces, etc., in the shape of a triangle, segmental, scroll, and broken forms.
The triangular face of a roof gable; or a gable that is used in porches; or as decoration over windows, doors, or dormers.
A decorative gabled or curve-topped feature above a portico - often of timber fretwork
The triangular end of a gable,or a triangular ornamental element resembling it. In classical architecture, a low-pitched gable above a portico; also a similar feature above doors in homes.
A pediment is the top element of a tabernacle frame; it may be triangular, semi-circular or broken.
An element, usually triangular or curved in shape, over doors or windows or surmounting a parapet, derived from Greek architecture.
a low-pitched gable, sometimes seen over the top of vertical dials. It may be open at the apex, in which case it is termed a broken-apex ~ or sometimes just a broken pediment. Versions with curved segments are called swan-neck ~. Figure 10. Swan and broken pediments
A triangular section framed by a horizontal molding on its base and two sloping moldings on each of its sides. Usually used as a crowning member for doors, windows and mantles.
(or fronton) a triangular embellishment above the entry doors of Angkor temples. The pediments are heavy sandstone blocks supported by relatively weak posts and lintels. They have commonly collapsed with time and the settling of the temple foundations. Pediments are also found above false doors.
The triangular end of a gable; also the triangular top for a doorway or cabinet.
The triangular termination of a ridge roof, including the tympanum and the raking cornice above. Back
A low triangular gable above a cornice, topped by raking cornices and ornamented.
An architectural term for the triangular end on a roof; also used to describe the decorative carved pieces on the cornices of bureau bookcases, tallboys, high cabinets etc.
A triangular space formed in the middle of a gable; also used as a decoration above a door.
In Classical architecture, the triangular end gable that sits upon the horizontal cornice and is often filled with sculpture. In its various revival forms, it is often used as a decorative element and may be broken, curved or scrolled.
ornamental, typically triangular, crown on case goods.
Originally, a gable end including decorative trim. Now, also any decorative structure of any shape set over a door or window outside or inside.
An ornamental, typically triangular, crown on case furniture such as cabinets and secretaries. See also Bonnet Top.
A wide, low-pitched gable found in classical style buildings either at the top of façades or over window and door openings.
a low-pitched gable used in Classical and Renaissance architecture above a portico, at the end of a building, or above doorways, windows, niches, etc.; sometimes the gable angle is omitted, forming a broken pediment, or the horizontal members are omitted, forming an open pediment. A curved gable form is sometimes used in this way.
Low-pitched triangular head or cap. "Broken pediment" is not solid and often contains additional trim in the open area, such as a spindle.
Triangular gable end of the roof above the horizontal cornice.
A constructed ornamental cap for a window or door supported by brackets, corbels, or pilasters. See details 52, 55 & 57.
The triangular-shaped facade of a gabled roof.
The recessed triangular space bordered by the architrave and the two gables of the roof. Pediments are found on the short ends of temples or other buildings.
Triangular architectural detail used as a decorative element on furniture. Originated as ancient Greek and Roman temple fronts - revived in England and Continental Europe during the 17th century.
triangular gabled end of a roof (usually used of temples)
The low-pitched triangular form created by two sloped roofs of a building, or over porticos, doorways, or windows. Pediments are often framed by a raking cornice.
The gabled structure that surmounts a cornice.
equivalent in Classical architecture of a gable; a triangular head or topping
triangular unit surmounting the facade of a building, used as decoration in Greek architecture
A triangular, rounded, or otherwise shaped structure over a portico, door, window or niche.
A triangular space forming the gable of a two-pitched roof in classic architecture.
in classical architecture, a low-pitched gable above a portico. Also a similar feature above doors in homes. May be straight or curved, "broken" in the center, or solid.
Element in architecture, in the shape of an isosceles triangle and corresponding on a façade to the gable formed by the angles of the roof. A pediment is usually finished with mouldings, and the tympanum, or inner surface, is often decorated. Found on façades, porticos, doors, windows and niches for sculptures.
In Classical-style architecture, a triangular section of wall above the entablature and below the gabled roof, that can be, instead, semicircular in shape.
the triangular, gabled end of a ridged roof
The triangular face of a gable, if separated by an entablature or molding from the lower wall and treated as a decorative unit. By extension, a triangular surface used ornamentally over doors or windows.
A low-pitched gable across a portico, door or window; any similar triangular decorative piece over a doorway, fireplace or other feature. A pediment that is open on top is called a broken pediment.
A triangular or segmental section of wall above the cornice of an order, and forming the end wall of a pitched roof.
A triangular space in an gable closed on all three sides.
Triangular panels like gables at the two ends of a temple roof, usually filled with sculpture.
the triangular face of a roof gable in its classical form.
A triangular piece found over doorways, windows and occasionally mantles. It also refers to a low-pitched gable on the front of a building that is either from, or inspired by, ancient Greece.
the triangular area below the roof pitch at either end of a building
A triangular element, similar to or derivative of a Grecian pediment, used widely in architecture and decoration.
a decorative triangular cap placed over a door or window.
Low-pitched gable above a portico, doors, windows, etc.
The usually triangular or rounded structure above the cornice often seen in tall case pieces.
a low-pitched gable or decorative triangular piece on the front of a building above a doorway or portico
the triangular gable at either end of the temple.
A wide, low-pitched triangular gable, as shown outlined in red on the picture of the Supreme Court of America
Decorative panel over a doorway or fireplace that is a low-pitched gable, in the Grecian style of architecture or any similar triangular shaped piece used ornamentally.
the triangular field created between the cornice and the raking cornice of a building [image
The typically a triangular, sometimes scroll shaped, ornamental crest with moldings across the top of tall 18th century piece such as high boy, chest or other case goods. Some types are the Broken Pediment and Bonnet Top.
The triangle-shaped top of a classic building. It is a motif adapted for the tops of important cabinets and secretaries. The bonnet top is also spoken of as a pediment, it being a variant of this type of superstructure.
In a classical-style building, the triangular segment between the horizontal entablature and the sloping roof.
A pediment is a classical architectural element consisting of the triangular section found above the horizontal structure (entablature), and supported by columns. The gable end of the pediment is surrounded by the cornice moulding. The tympanum, or triangular area within the pediment, was often decorated with sculptures and reliefs demonstrating scenes of Greek and Roman mythology.