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  • n. from mold. Longitudinal strips of various profiles attached to the furniture using assemblies, nailing or gluing. They form decorative lines and compositions, protect the edges of furniture and form part of the furniture decoration. Used discreetly until the 19th century, mechanization favoured the multiplication of decorative highlights: cornices, frames, skirting boards, and even coving to simulate raised panels. They are used to soften the transition of the too rough and angular joints between panels and frames. In cabinetmaking after 1840, thick-section mouldings are often not made of solid wood. Traditionally they were carved by hand, with moulding brushes or with revivals, and then with mechanical moulding machines that were known in Spain as "Tupi". e base on chests and case furniture in the 18th century. The foot runs two ways from the corners, in more or less simple shapes. The type was highly ornamented by Chippendale in England, Goddard and others in America.

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