Definition of strapwork in English:

strapwork

noun

mass noun
  • Ornamentation imitating pierced and interlaced straps.

    • ‘The timber framed doorcases have unusual strapwork decoration and pretty teardrop style fanlights above.’
    • ‘A catch of herring hangs on a loop that forms part of the strapwork at the back.’
    • ‘The design is also advanced for its time, since vertical strapwork carving on the crest and the geometric moldings became popular along the river after the Civil War in furniture in the Renaissance revival style.’
    • ‘Almost all chairs with splats of this strapwork design have a deep quarter-round molding above a fillet.’
    • ‘The Oriental theme is continued in the strapwork with hatching, imitating the border on blue-and-white Chinese export porcelain.’
    • ‘Plates made by Kornilov decorated with orange and green strapwork clearly inspired by the decoration on the Kremlin Service were also popular in the West.’
    • ‘The altar has a profusion of Mannerist ornament, pierced scrollwork, vigorous strapwork, combined with many tiny figures, and floral and grotesque motifs.’
    • ‘Between the plaques the dish is covered with finely cast strapwork, birds, masks, serpents, fruit, flowers and winged horses.’
    • ‘This probably describes the set with strapwork splats.’

Pronunciation

strapwork

/ˈstrapwəːk/