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But for these goods, cost competes with craft, and work is hurried to meet buyers’ budgets and deadlines: delicate fretwork and subtle details are left out; complex traditional wood joinery is swapped for nails.
Many of the architectural details— from a Chippendale-style fretwork stair rail to the classical moldings in the hallway—were inspired by the historic houses that Maxine loves to visit in Europe.
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Definition of fretwork for English Language Learners
: patterns or decoration on a surface made by cutting into or through the surface
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