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  • n. Plural form of quatrefoil.


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  • Soon, other trunkmakers began copying Louis Vuitton's successful design, pushing the company to launch in 1896 its now iconic monogrammed canvas with the graphic symbols of quatrefoils and flowers.

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  • Often, quatrefoils enclose stained glass, but the four-leaved plant motif can also appear as part of the stained glass itself.

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  • On its tower right, alongside human-sized grotesques in the galerie des chimères, Viollet-le-Duc built a retaining wall of open quatrefoils in the mid-nineteenth century.

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  • Sainte Chapelle QuatrefoilsI tend to associate quatrefoils with architecture, and certainly that is their best-known application, but they do also appear in other forms of ornamentation, including in manuscripts.

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  • It looked like a cartoon, so I just accepted its whimsy after all, quatrefoils are good enough for Disney, but quickly decided it could be improved through some transformative felting.

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  • Stained glass of Sainte ChapelleThe preference in Gothic architecture for quatrefoils has produced a legacy of four-leaved ornaments that enriches architecture of the Late Middle Ages.

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  • They exhort sybarites to study d-rings and date codes, check LV monogram symmetry, examine stitching for unevenness and irregularities and look for suspicious crinkles on handles, sides, and quatrefoils.

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  • The area in front of the niches was decorated with black quatrefoils in a circle.

    Interactive Dig Sagalassos - Roman Baths Report 4

  • Right, Detail with concentric circles above right, the quatrefoils above left, and the Amazon shields (peltae) below.

    Interactive Dig Sagalassos - Roman Baths Report 4

  • In the central light is the Agnus Dei; while in the other six encircling quatrefoils are angels censing, and representing Blessing,

    Bell's Cathedrals: The Abbey Church of Tewkesbury with some Account of the Priory Church of Deerhurst Gloucestershire


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