Shelf

Structure of various sizes and materials, which is fixed at one end, leaving the remaining portion is cantilevered to support other structures. In trabeation the classical orders and in various types of picture frames and moldings, the M. holding, often not statically, the protruding part constituted by the drip. Shelf raccordamento is called the surface, often in the form of large volute, connecting the central and highest with the lowest parts of the facade of many Renaissance churches, as in that of S. Maria Novella in Florence.

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