French Order

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French Order.
1. Corinthian capital featuring the cock and fleur-de-lys.

2. Type of Order invented by Philibert de l' Orme with bands of sculptured leaves concealing the drums of the shafts.

3. Classical Order consisting of three columns set at the points of an equilateral triangular plan (∴), with creepers trailing in spiral forms around the shafts (reminiscent of Solomonic or spiral columns), invented by Ribart de Chamoust (1783).


J. Curl (2002);
Lampugnani (ed.) & Dinsmoor (1986)

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