Definition of bolection in English:


Line breaks: bo¦lec|tion
Pronunciation: /bəˈlɛkʃ(ə)n


[usually as modifier] Architecture
  • A decorative moulding above or around a panel or other architectural feature: [as modifier]: bolection moulding
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    • The eight portraits were set into the panelling and were framed within matching, painted bolection mouldings.
    • Such chests were made in and near Concord, in eastern Massachusetts, and their distinguishing characteristics include fluted pilasters surmounted by bolection moldings, or ‘swelled friezes.’
    • The bolection profile imitates the opposing curves of a Baroque architectural façade, whilst helping to project the painting against a correspondingly opulent interior.


mid 17th century: of unknown origin.

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