Colonette

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Pillars at a temple in India include colonettes
Norman architecture colonettes at St. Leonard's Priory, Stamford from the 12th century
Interior with I-beam columns and colonettes
Blind door framed by colonettes

A colonette is a small slender column,[1] usually decorative, which supports a beam or lintel. Colonettes have been used as a feature of furnishings such as a dressing table and case clock.[2][3] According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary they are typically found in "a group in a parapet, balustrade, or clustered column".[4] The term columnette has also been used to refer to thin columns.[5]

Chartres Cathedral has a pilier cantonné with four colonettes attached to a large central core that support the arcade, aisle vaults and nave-vaulting responds.[citation needed]

The -ette suffix, from French language, is a diminutive.

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  1. ^ Lancaster, Clay (13 January 2015). "Antebellum Architecture of Kentucky". University Press of Kentucky. Retrieved 18 July 2018 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ Jane, Adlin (18 July 2018). "Vanities: Art of the Dressing Table". Metropolitan Museum of Art. Retrieved 18 July 2018 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ Museum, McKissick; Mckissick (1 September 1986). "Carolina Folk: The Cradle of a Southern Tradition". University of South Carolina Press. Retrieved 18 July 2018 – via Google Books.
  4. ^ "Definition of COLONNETTE". Merriam-webster.com. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  5. ^ Okely, W. Sebastian (18 July 1860). "Development by Christian architecture in Italy". p. 56. Retrieved 18 July 2018 – via Google Books.