plasterwork

noun
plas·ter·work | \ ˈpla-stər-ˌwərk \

Definition of plasterwork 

: plastering often ornate in design used to finish architectural constructions

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When luxury developer Faisal Saigol bought the house in late 2015, the property had been stripped back to its bare plasterwork. Ruth Bloomfield, WSJ, "Inside the London Home of Mary Poppins," 23 May 2018 The intricate plasterwork on the ceilings in this Victorian cottage built by plaster craftsman Prosser in the 1880s was degrading. Amy Bartner, Indianapolis Star, "Hot Property: A mini-showroom for plasterwork that looks 'like a wedding cake'," 5 Jan. 2018 Years of water damage destroyed about 60 percent of the original ornamental plasterwork. William Thornton, AL.com, "Montgomery's Kress Building garners national restoration award," 22 Mar. 2018 The magnificent hall hints at extravagance within: The walls are lined in pleated pistachio silk; bunches of fruit-and-flowers plasterwork tumble from the ceiling; glimmering crystal girandoles stand sentry beside the fireplace. Pascal Chevallier, Vogue, "The Reinvention of Annabel’s, London’s Legendary Nightclub," 19 Mar. 2018 Hewn out of the shell of the former Hotel Washington, the W’s public areas retain the best of its 1917 Beaux Arts architecture, with soaring arched entryways, 20-foot cathedral windows, and ornate Grecian plasterwork. Condé Nast Traveler, "W Washington D.C.," 20 Oct. 2017 So investing in inlaid moulding or plasterwork on ceilings may not be reflected. Jill Sell, cleveland.com, "The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s can inspire a bit of the Roaring 20s in our own homes," 21 Oct. 2017 Its ornamental plasterwork and faux marble pillars were refurbished and replaced along with some 200 original artworks, including paintings by Picasso and Klimt. Elaine Glusac, New York Times, "In Europe and Canada, New Looks for Classic Hotels," 13 Sep. 2017 The boys, now four and five, chase each other around the main floor's spacious parlors, which are made luminous by their pale-gray walls, decorative plasterwork, and bleached oak-plank floors. Ingrid Abramovitch, ELLE Decor, "Eclectic Cool in Belgium," 12 May 2011

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1600, in the meaning defined above

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