plas·​ter·​work | \ ˈpla-stər-ˌwərk How to pronounce plasterwork (audio) \

Definition of plasterwork

: plastering often ornate in design used to finish architectural constructions

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In the lobby, where soaring columns of gilt plasterwork are enough to please the eyes, guests will find a work by Timothy Paul Myers. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "The Hotel as Patron of the Arts? In Hong Kong, the Peninsula Takes the Trend to the Next Level," 9 Apr. 2019 The Lobby, The Peninsula With its soaring classical columns, gilded plasterwork, gargoyles, and live band, the Lobby at the Peninsula sets the scene for Hong Kong’s most famous afternoon tea. Janice Leung Hayes, Condé Nast Traveler, "23 Best Things to Do in Hong Kong," 27 Feb. 2018 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,, "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,, "The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s can inspire a bit of the Roaring 20s in our own homes," 21 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of plasterwork

1600, in the meaning defined above

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