A Frame With Architectural Interest

‘Crossettes’ in the corners add flair to this mirror or picture frame.

By Mark Arnold
Pages: 40-45

From the February 2012 issue #195.
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Architectural elements on which intersecting vertical and horizontal members extend beyond a simple lapped or mitered joint are said to be “crossetted.” The term has been used to describe any projecting corner treatment and has been a decorative staple employed by artisans and designers for centuries.

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From the February 2012 issue #195.
Buy the issue now.