Pierced, used to describe the surface of an ornament or element. Literally "to let the light pass through." (feminine:
Antiques from Our Gallery
Item No. 1057
Very fine, French, Regence period mirror a parcloses
In solid, carved giltwood having original mercury glass and original gilding; the pediment ajouré (pierced). Circa 1720.
52½" tall by 29" wide
Item No. 971
Rare, Provençal, Regence period buffet presentoir a faience
In solid, carved walnut with four doors. Rococo design. Chapeau de gendarme cornice and traverse ajourée. From Nimes, France circa 1715-1727.
109" high by 63" wide by 17" deep
Item No. 969
Very fine, French, Provençal, Louis XV period commode
In solid, carved walnut with galbé façade and sides, pierced apron on the front and both sides ("traverse ajourée"). From Nimes, France. Second half of the 18th century.
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