What is the meaning of the furniture term Egg-And-Dart?

Egg-and-dart is a decorative motif commonly used in furniture design and architectural ornamentation. It consists of alternating shapes of an egg and dart, which are repeated in a continuous pattern. The egg shape resembles an elongated oval or egg, while the dart shape resembles a pointed arrow or spearhead. This motif is often found in molding, friezes, and other decorative elements of classical or neoclassical furniture designs. The egg-and-dart motif adds a sense of sophistication, elegance, and classical style to furniture pieces. Also Egg-and-tongue, Egg-and-anchor. Carved enrichment of an ovolo molding suggesting alternately eggs and darts.
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