Annulet (architecture)

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Unpainted annulet molding between the volutes at the Hammond-Harwood House

Annulets, in architecture, are small square components in the Doric capital, under the quarter-round. They are also called fillets or listels.

An annulet is also a narrow flat moulding, common in other parts of a column, viz. the bases, as well as the capital. It is so called, because it encompasses the column round. In this sense, annulet is frequently used for baguette or little astragal.

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  •  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChambers, Ephraim, ed. (1728). "article name needed". Cyclopædia, or an Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences (first ed.). James and John Knapton, et al.