Plaster Coving Motifs

Plaster coving was made in a variety of profiles. Larger areas in the profile were then often decorated with motifs. These are often 'applied' - cast separately and then fixed onto straight runs of coving. Examples are:

  • anthemon
    anthemion
  • palmette
    palmette
  • billet
    billet
  • dentil
    dentil
  • egg and dart
    egg and dart
  • leaf and dart
    leaf and dart
  • flute
    flute
  • Greek key
    Greek key
  • bead and reel
    bead and reel
  • flower or rosette
    flower or rosette