Surbase

Surbase

[sur-beys]
Surbase (Lat. super, whence the Fr. sur, above or upon, and base), i.e. upper base, the term in architecture applied to what, in the fittings of a room, is called the chair-rail.

It is also used to distinguish the cornice of a pedestal or podium and is separated from the base by the dado or die.


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