According to Wikipedia, "In architecture a corbel (or console) is a piece of stone jutting out of a wall to carry any superincumbent weight. A piece of timber projecting in the same way was called a 'tassel' or a 'bragger'." This strict definition, limiting the use of corbel to stone structures, may well be correct, but I have always seen the term used in relation to wooden carpenter gothic houses and other buldigs characteristic of nineteenth-century American architecture, and so that's why I use corbells for all these supports, regardless of the material from which they have been made.
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- Scrollwork Corbel supporting roof over entrance
- Scrollwork Corbel supporting roof over entrance (2)
- Double Corbel with cut-outs
- Corbel with cut-out and finial
- Corbels above multiple doorways,
- Corbels with final
- Wrought iron supports and railing
- Carpenter Gothic Doorway Roof
- Corbel with semi-circular roof entrance
- Corbels and finials on roof entrance
- Corbels supporting soffet [underside of projecting roof]
- Corbels, columns, and carved decoration — 613 Angell Street, Providence, Rhode Island
- Corbels joining at a finial. Herbert Almy House, 1893
Last modified 17 July 2008