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swan's neck pediment

noun, Architecture, Furniture.
1.
a broken pediment, the outline of which consists of a pair of S -curves tangent to the cornice level at the ends of the pediment, rising to a pair of scrolls on either side of the center, where a finial often rises between the scrolls.
Also, swan neck pediment.
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  • Here, a swan's neck pediment with central shell motif crowns the large one-over-one light, double hung sash window.

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