Definition of Cavetto. Meaning of Cavetto. Synonyms of Cavetto

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Definition of Cavetto

Cavetto
Cavetto Ca*vet"to (k[.a]*v[e^]t"t[-o]), n. [It. cavetto, fr. cavo hollow, L. cavus.] (Arch.) A concave molding; -- used chiefly in classical architecture. See Illust. of Column.

Meaning of Cavetto from wikipedia

- A cavetto is a concave moulding with a regular curved profile that is part of a circle, widely used in architecture as well as furniture, picture frames...
- cavetto mouldings as a cornice, with only a short fillet (plain vertical face) above, and a torus moulding (convex semi-circle) below. This cavetto cornice...
- found in cavetto or hollow chamfering moldings, which also usually presents a quarter-round cross-section, albeit concave. Ovolo and cavetto elements...
- centre, or surrounded by compound moldings decorated with floral motifs Cavetto: (in Italian) cavare("to hollow"): Concave, quarter-round molding sometimes...
- round, square, chamfered, beveled, diamond-shaped, or enclosed with a cavetto or listel. Boutant Type of support. An arc-boutant, or flying buttress...
- Kirkendall, and built in 1908 for Dr. 0. C. Woodward, a physician. It has a cavetto between its first and second stories, with modillions at each end. It has...
- the Courier on the Strand in London. It was built in 1804 and featured a cavetto (coved) cornice and Egyptian-influenced columns with palmiform capitals...
- made by cutting a monastery vault's upper part in a horizontal plane. See Cavetto vault Barrel vault – An architecture tunnel vault or barrel vault is a...
- Convex moulding (usually a quarter of a circle in section)... [p. 222] / cavetto moulding or hollow chamfering (Latin, cavare, to hollow). One of the prin****l...
- de los Emperadores (Parque de El Capricho, Madrid) Marble sphinx on a cavetto capital, Attic, c. 580–575 B.C. The Sphinx of Adi Gramaten, Eritrea Wings...
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