A capital letter A with a leafy decoration.

Leafy Capital A

A capital letter A with a leafy decoration.

An illustration of two angel faces and a decorative swag between the two.

Two Angel Faces and Swag Doodad

An illustration of two angel faces and a decorative swag between the two.

An illustration of a angle's face and wings doodad.

Angel with Wings Doodad

An illustration of a angle's face and wings doodad.

The purely conventional ornaments — the rosette, guilloche, and lotus-flower, and probably also the palmette — were derived from Egyptian originals. They were treated, however, in a quite new spirit and adapted to the special materials and uses of their environment. Thes the form of the palmette, even if derived, as is not likely, from the Egyptian lotus-motive, was assimilated to the more familiar palm-forms of Assyria.

Assyrian Ornament

The purely conventional ornaments — the rosette, guilloche, and lotus-flower, and probably also…

"Roman Ovolo Molding, with Pearl Beading. The ornamentation had to correspond with the massive character of Roman architecture, and consequently became more massive and more copious itself."

Roman Astragal

"Roman Ovolo Molding, with Pearl Beading. The ornamentation had to correspond with the massive character…

"Ornamented Roman Astragal. The ornamentation had to correspond with the massive character of Roman architecture, and consequently became more massive and more copious itself."

Roman Astragal

"Ornamented Roman Astragal. The ornamentation had to correspond with the massive character of Roman…

A decorative straw basket filled with dried flowers and grasses.

Straw Basket

A decorative straw basket filled with dried flowers and grasses.

"The Swiss Moss Baskets, filled with Flowers and Grasses, are very neat for setting on the table or mantel-piece."—Heinrich, 1887

Swiss Moss Basket

"The Swiss Moss Baskets, filled with Flowers and Grasses, are very neat for setting on the table or…

A little perforated ball, to be strung on a thread and worn for ornament.

Bead

A little perforated ball, to be strung on a thread and worn for ornament.

A beehive doodad.

Beehive doodad

A beehive doodad.

A bird doodad.

Bird doodad

A bird doodad.

An illustration of a bow.

Bow

An illustration of a bow.

A doodad with two branches crossed.

Branches Crossing Doodad

A doodad with two branches crossed.

An illustration of a cat wearing a bow around its neck and reading a book.

Cat Wearing Bow and Reading Book

An illustration of a cat wearing a bow around its neck and reading a book.

The Arabian Circular panel is a sunken decoration on a metal plaque.

Arabian Circular Panel

The Arabian Circular panel is a sunken decoration on a metal plaque.

"Column with spiral ornament from Persepolis." —D'Anvers, 1895

Column

"Column with spiral ornament from Persepolis." —D'Anvers, 1895

"Ornamented Cornice with Pearl Beading. The ornamentation had to correspond with the massive character of Roman architecture, and consequently became more massive and more copious itself."

Roman Cornice

"Ornamented Cornice with Pearl Beading. The ornamentation had to correspond with the massive character…

"Richly Ornamented Roman Ovolo. The ornamentation had to correspond with the massive character of Roman architecture, and consequently became more massive and more copious itself."

Roman Cornice

"Richly Ornamented Roman Ovolo. The ornamentation had to correspond with the massive character of Roman…

Tiled damaskeening with floral ornaments used in heraldry. "Damaskeening is the name given to minute decoration intended to enliven the various tinctures without interfering with the effect of the colours or altering the coat." -Whitney, 1911

Damaskeening

Tiled damaskeening with floral ornaments used in heraldry. "Damaskeening is the name given to minute…

Damaskeening of bendy with scrollwork used in heraldry. "Damaskeening is the name given to minute decoration intended to enliven the various tinctures without interfering with the effect of the colours or altering the coat." -Whitney, 1911

Bendy with Scrollwork Damaskeening

Damaskeening of bendy with scrollwork used in heraldry. "Damaskeening is the name given to minute decoration…

Cross hatched damaskeening used in heraldry. "Damaskeening is the name given to minute decoration intended to enliven the various tinctures without interfering with the effect of the colours or altering the coat." -Whitney, 1911

Cross Hatched Damaskeening

Cross hatched damaskeening used in heraldry. "Damaskeening is the name given to minute decoration intended…

Damaskeening with a floral bend sinister used in heraldry. "Damaskeening is the name given to minute decoration intended to enliven the various tinctures without interfering with the effect of the colours or altering the coat." -Whitney, 1911

Floral Bend Sinister Damaskeening

Damaskeening with a floral bend sinister used in heraldry. "Damaskeening is the name given to minute…

Damaskeening with scrollwork used in heraldry. "Damaskeening is the name given to minute decoration intended to enliven the various tinctures without interfering with the effect of the colours or altering the coat." -Whitney, 1911

Scrollwork Damaskeening

Damaskeening with scrollwork used in heraldry. "Damaskeening is the name given to minute decoration…

The mask decoration was founded in Pompeii, Rome. These masks were used as keystone decorations of doors and window arches.

Mask Decoration

The mask decoration was founded in Pompeii, Rome. These masks were used as keystone decorations of doors…

The mask decoration was found in Pompeii, Rome. These masks were used as keystone decorations of doors and window arches.

SideMask Decoration

The mask decoration was found in Pompeii, Rome. These masks were used as keystone decorations of doors…

Decorative header with hourglass in the center.

Decorative Header

Decorative header with hourglass in the center.

Decorative header with blindfolded angel in center.

Decorative Header

Decorative header with blindfolded angel in center.

A doodad.

Doodad

A doodad.

A four-pointed doodad

Doodad

A four-pointed doodad

A doodad.

Doodad

A doodad.

A doodad.

Doodad

A doodad.

A doodad.

Doodad

A doodad.

A doodad.

Doodad

A doodad.

A doodad.

Doodad

A doodad.

A doodad.

Doodad

A doodad.

A doodad.

Doodad

A doodad.

A doodad.

Doodad

A doodad.

A doodad.

Doodad

A doodad.

A doodad.

Doodad

A doodad.

A doodad.

Doodad

A doodad.

A doodad.

Doodad

A doodad.

A doodad.

Doodad

A doodad.

An illustration of a simple doodad.

Simple Doodad

An illustration of a simple doodad.

An illustration of a small dragon doodad.

Dragon Doodad

An illustration of a small dragon doodad.

"It is made of pressed ferns, grasses, and flowers, with a beautifully colored Butterfly made of paper. This is arranged on cardboard, with a piece of cork to imitate a shell or log, and the grasses and ferns glued on the back of the cork as if they were growing behind the log."—Heinrich, 1887

Design with Ferns

"It is made of pressed ferns, grasses, and flowers, with a beautifully colored Butterfly made of paper.…

"An ornamental figure, as a statue or bust, on the projecting part of the head of a ship, over the cutwater and immediately under the bowsprit." -Whitney, 1911

Figurehead of Ship

"An ornamental figure, as a statue or bust, on the projecting part of the head of a ship, over the cutwater…

Flower page divider

Flower

Flower page divider

"Fragment of an Ancient Roman Frieze. The ornamentation had to correspond with the massive character of Roman architecture, and consequently became more massive and more copious itself. This is an example of enrichment of which vegetable objects were the model."

Ancient Roman Frieze

"Fragment of an Ancient Roman Frieze. The ornamentation had to correspond with the massive character…

An illustration of a harp and ribbon doodad.

Harp and Ribbon Doodad

An illustration of a harp and ribbon doodad.

Hour glass with decoration

Hour Glass

Hour glass with decoration

A decorative pillow in African homes.

Leather Pillow

A decorative pillow in African homes.

A case for decorative pillow in African homes.

Leather Pillow Case

A case for decorative pillow in African homes.

Les Heures, an engraving by Geoffroy Tory.

Les Heures

Les Heures, an engraving by Geoffroy Tory.

The columns form three or four rows, the rows which face the court being closed in by walls of about half the height of the columns, and with the upper part crowned in the manner shown here. Molding, or moulding, is a strip of material with various cross sections used to cover transitions between surfaces or for decoration. In classical architecture and sculpture, the molding is often carved in marble or other stones.

Profile of the Moulding of the Walls between the Columns at the Great Temple at Philæ

The columns form three or four rows, the rows which face the court being closed in by walls of about…

The Greek oblong panel has a strict palmette decoration. It is found in the painted coffers (sunken panels) of the ceilings of Propylaea, Athens.

Greek Oblong Panel

The Greek oblong panel has a strict palmette decoration. It is found in the painted coffers (sunken…

The Greek oblong panel has a strict palmette decoration. It is found in the painted coffers (sunken panels) of the ceilings of Propylaea, Athens.

Greek Oblong Panel

The Greek oblong panel has a strict palmette decoration. It is found in the painted coffers (sunken…

An illustration of an olive branch and ribbon decorated doodad.

Olive Branch & Ribbon Doodad

An illustration of an olive branch and ribbon decorated doodad.

An illustration of an ornate doodad with a face in the center.

Ornate Doodad with Face in Center

An illustration of an ornate doodad with a face in the center.

A decorative pin for holding a hat to the head, usually by the hair. In Western culture, a hatpin is almost solely worn by a female.

Hat Pin

A decorative pin for holding a hat to the head, usually by the hair. In Western culture, a hatpin is…

A doodad resembling a pineapple.

Pineapple doodad

A doodad resembling a pineapple.