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Entrance Hall Entablature

Entrance Hall Entablature View Interactive Version ]

Although Jefferson identifies Fréart as the source for this entablature, he chose to reproduce the frieze from page 50 of 1766 Jombert edition of Desgodetz's Édifices Antiques de Rome. The frieze is derived from the Corinthian temple of Antoninus and Faustina in Rome and features griffins (symbols of vigilance and courage) and urns.

Element TypeEntablature
Creator(s)Woodworking: James Dinsmore; composition ornaments: George Andrews
Construction Materialswood
LocationEntrance Hall
Wall/SurfaceAll Four Walls
SourceFréart - Parallel de l'Architecture avec la Moderne. Jefferson chose the Palladian version of the Ionic shown in plate 18 on page 53.

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