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Egg and Dart: A Classic Architectural Detail | IDS-DMV

Discover the intricate craftsmanship behind egg and dart molding

Egg and Dart is a architectural pattern common in the Washington DC historic neighborhoods such as Georgetown, Capitol Hill, and Dupont Circle.

The pattern uses an oval and an interspersed vertical arrow between each circle. This type of pattern was carved in millwork and running trim such wood moulding, pressed tims, and in following decades in galvanized steel type cornices and ornamental sheet metal archirectural details.

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