What is the meaning of the furniture term Ovolo?

In furniture, the term ovolo refers to a type of decorative molding or profile characterized by a convex and rounded shape. It is often used on edges, corners, or as a decorative element on furniture pieces such as cabinets, drawers, or tables. The term ovolo is derived from the Latin word ovum which means egg, as the molding shape resembles the curvature of an egg. This type of molding adds a subtle decorative touch and can be found in various furniture styles, including traditional, classical, or period pieces. Convex classical profile, the full quarter of a circle. There are plain and garnished types.
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