scroll·work | \ˈskrōl-ˌwərk \

Definition of scrollwork 

: ornamentation characterized by scrolls especially : fancy designs in wood often made with a scroll saw

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The 400 guests perched on mirrored cubes amid the great stone ruins to watch the show after nightfall, the runway strafed by fire and lit by the flickering of iron candelabras with elaborate scrollwork. Vanessa Friedman, New York Times, "Gucci Has a Rave in a Cemetery," 31 May 2018 An intricate lace pattern of scrollwork, leaves and vines adorned the bodice, cascading down the front panel of the dress and continuing in a wide band around the hem. Sue Strachan,, "Rex, Comus continue 100-plus year tradition at their Carnival balls," 14 Feb. 2018 While the music racks of most high-style Victorian pianos were of elaborately carved and pierced wood, this one is fashioned of chased and engraved copper, brass and silver, with a delicate pierce-work surround of brass scrollwork and palmettes. Barrymore Laurence Scherer, WSJ, "Ornate Design That Strikes an Elegant Note," 14 July 2017

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First Known Use of scrollwork

1739, in the meaning defined above

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