romayne work

noun, often capitalized R
ro·​mayne work | \ (ˈ)rō¦mān- \

Definition of romayne work

: the ornamentation of furniture with carved medallions, knobs, or finials in the form of human or grotesque heads found especially in 17th century England

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History and Etymology for romayne work

probably from French romaine, feminine of romain Roman

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“Romayne work.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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