Wire, moulding or cast pieces made separately and soldered on to the main body of a piece, to ornament or strengthen it. Decoration that is ápplied´, or stuck on, to a surface, such as crests applied to the backs of chairs. A popular idea in the early Georgian period was for faceted, carved, turned or moulded ornaments to be applied to panels of doors or the flat surfaces of cabinets. Appliqué is fabric decorated in the same way, with shaped pieces forming a pattern on the material to which it is stitched.
See also Applique