What is the meaning of the furniture term Cartouche?

Ornament in the form of an unrolled scroll or oval table. Edges are curled or rolled over. A cartouche refers to a decorative design element in the shape of an oval or oblong frame. It typically features elaborate ornaments or motifs carved or painted onto its surface. Cartouches are often used as decorative accents on furniture, such as cabinets, chests, or mirrors, and can be found in various design styles, including classical, rococo, or Baroque. They serve to enhance the ornamental aesthetics of the furniture piece.
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