A decorative motif carved to resemble overlapping fish scales.
In furniture, it's decorative patterns or figural designs created with pieces of different coloured woods, or ivory, bone, shell, brass etc. which have been set into cut-out sections of the base, solid wood (see Marquetry ). Similarly, in firearms, pieces of precious metals like gold, silver, and platinum, and ivory, are used in the stock as decoration and embellishment.
A carved foot (especially found on furniture of the late C17th/early C18th) which usually appears on an otherwise straight leg, and which curls under and inwards a lot like a hockey-stick. (See Braganza and Outscrolled foot )
Incised gemstone or any incised decoration; the opposite of carving in relief.
See Baluster .
Narrative scenes painted on Italian maiolica.